St Christopher’s Nursery and Primary RC School

St Christopher's Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire OL6 9DP

0161 330 5880

admin@st-christophers.tameside.sch.uk

Together in faith, friendship, kindness and courage.

Our Vision: A happy family that learns to put others first and cares for all.Our Vision: Children are motivated, resilient and challenged.Our Vision: Opportunities to discover the God given talents they have. Our Vision: A school that delivers an exciting and balanced curriculum.Our Vision: Everybody works as a team and are not scared to fail.Our Vision: Children know their strengths and development points through effective feedback.Our Vision: A school that delivers an exciting and balanced curriculum. Our Vision: Opportunities to discover the God given talents they have.Our vision: Opportunities to discover the God given talents they have. Our Vision: Children aren’t scared to fail and achieve the highest standards through hard work.Our Vision: A faith that teaches the children to aspire to be more, not to have more.Our Vision: A faith that teaches children to aspire to be more, not to want more.

Faith Life

The school mission statement is at the very heart of our school and known by all the children, adults, parents and carers in our school. It is our daily prayer and based on the 5 W's:

(Welcome) Dear God you are at the heart of our loving and caring school family at St Christopher's.

(Word) I will work hard today: never give up, do my best and use those talents you have given me. 

(Welfare) I will show love and respect for all children and adults who work and play in my school.

(Witness & Worship) I will always think of what you would want me to do and find times to speak to you in prayer.

Amen

Together in Faith, Friendship, Kindness and Courage 

Leadership 

R.E. Subject Leader: Miss Mulhall

R.E. Governor: Fr Simon Firth  

 

Sacramental Programme

The children in our school complete the sacrament of reconciliation (First Forgiveness) and Eucharist (Holy Communion). 

The Parish Priest with the Parish Catechists complete a programme of training which leads the children to their Holy Communion. Through this programme they have a complete understanding of these sacraments. 

Religious Education 

Religious Education at the school is of the highest standard and the most important subject at our school. We use a scheme called, "The Way, The Truth and the Life." We also learn about other faiths in our society and their beliefs. We also deliver units on Catholic Social Teaching (CST). There are seven different Catholic Social Teaching Units and they give our children a moral purpose in life. 

We teach SRE (Sex, Relationships Education) using Salford Diocese's document: "Journey in Love." The R.E. Subject leader and class teachers are available to talk through any questions you may have. 

The Chaplaincy Team

We have a group of children who lead the spiritual and prayer life of the school. Please see pupil leadership. 

 

Charity Work 

There is a saying we use in school from Archbishop Oscar Romero:

"Aspire not to have more but to be more."

At St Christopher's we do much work for charities supported by the Diocese of Salford: Caritas, Cornerstones and CAFOD. We try to support the local community as much as possible by organising events and taking part in community projects. Please view all events on the gallery area of the website. 

Policies

The two main policies we have are: R.E. Policy and Collective Worship Policy. They are available in school for you to read. Please ask the school administrator.