The staff work at reinforcing all the beliefs, practices and values that have already been taught in the home. The example of teachers and parents will nourish the growth of a deeper love of God within each pupil and will provide an environment which will sustain the full development – spiritual, intellectual, physical, social and emotional – of the personality of each child.
Whilst giving Religious Education full priority of time, we do not believe that Christian Living is just obedience to regulations, but a way of life, in which the life of Jesus is used as our model. Each class has a number of Religious Education lessons each week and many opportunities are taken for incidental teaching. A Religious Education curriculum has been written and has been fully implemented at all class levels. The programme consists of 5 Strands; Prayer, God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Sacrament, and Church. Every 6 weeks the teachers have a Religious Education staff meeting which begins with a Liturgy, followed by a discussion on the theme to be taught during the following period.
School Masses are held throughout the year and children also attend weekly parish masses on a rotational basis. Sunday Mass at St Joseph’s Parish is held at 9.30 am. The school hosts two parishes Sunday Masses per year, to which all families are expected to attend.