St. Antony's Primary School
"God is at the heart of our school.
With the help of our community, we will strive to learn, love and achieve."
At St Antony's we believe that the first educators in the faith are parents. Our school enhances the partnership between home and parish and our mission statement entails the ongoing development of every individual. We aim to stimulate and promote growth at whatever stage the child may be at on his/her faith journey. Children arrive at school with a wide range of experiences and the RE programme must take into account the religious and educational needs of the children: those from supportive Catholic homes and those for whom school may be their only experience of Church.
Spiritual development is not the exclusive responsibility of R.E. Through the whole of the curriculum we aim to develop in the child a sense of awe and wonder. The beliefs and values studied at St Antony's provide the foundation for the entire educational process.
At St Antony's we approach "Come and See" through a system of fixed topics. The whole school explores each religious theme through the same topics at the same time. Children develop their knowledge through each topic, in more depth until they reach Year Six.
We believe it is important to encourage respect for other faiths and ensure that children understand that there are similarities and differences in beliefs.
Catholic Schools exist in a multi-faith and multi-cultural society. Ignorance besets prejudice and it is therefore important that Religious Education should introduce children to the background and beliefs of other faiths so that prejudice and misunderstanding can be overcome from an early age.