At St Patrick’s, we live and breathe our Christian values otherwise known as The Magnificent Seven.
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened”
"If we really want to love we must learn how to forgive"
“When I do good I feel good, when I do bad I feel bad"
Hopes and Dreams
"If you can dream it you can do it"
"Respect for ourselves guides our morals. Respect for others guides our manners"
"No act of kindness no matter how small is ever wasted"
"Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot”
At St. Patrick’s, we believe that learning should be relevant, enjoyable, purposeful and challenging. We strive to achieve this through offering a broad, balanced and creative curriculum that nurtures and develops the whole child. Our aim is to develop life-long learners who take ownership of their learning and are proud of their achievements.
We have built a curriculum on key elements that will support the development of the whole child and promote a positive attitude to life and learning. We identify these key elements as being: resilience, spirituality, aspiration, success in academic learning, problem solving, creativity, responsibility and physical and mental well-being.
Based on the needs of our children we have identified three drivers that underpin our school’s curriculum. These curriculum drivers are:
POSSIBILITIES- Pupils at St. Patrick’s will have the opportunity to learn about their local community and develop their knowledge and understanding of the wider world and different cultures. All children will be encouraged to develop a sense of achievement, believing that everything is within their reach if they strive to be the best that they can be. This curriculum driver links closely to our school value, Hopes and Dreams.
SPIRITUALITY- All children will be given opportunities to value their own self-worth, empathise with others and see the positive contributions that they can make to their own community.
RESILIENCE- We feel that children at St. Patrick’s need to be able to deal with the many different challenges that they will experience in the curriculum and the wider world. We want our children to be able to ‘bounce back’ from these challenges and move forward with positivity, determination and pride. Within this curriculum driver, we focus on independence, problem-solving and resourcefulness.