St Dominic's Catholic Primary School Mission:
We are a family orientated school that teaches the Catholic faith alongside parents. We believe that we work in partnership with this very special task.
Our theme this year is
This theme will follow on from our 2019 theme of Be your BEST and Let GOD do the Rest! We have had loads of fun with this theme and we will continue to use our school theme in 2020 to bring the school on board with its meaning. A theme ties the school together and lets children understand they are part of an overall idea or goal.
Children get to remember them and can rattle off the meaning and why they need to be learning and playing hard each day in order to achieve the year's theme.
LEARN - children understanding that they are active participates in the learning process. How do they learn and what do they need to do each day in order to learn as much as they can. In order to learn, we need our parents, our friends and our teachers. The relationship of child and teacher is a BIG aspect to this Aspect of our 2020 goal.
SERVE- What does service look like in our school. At each year level children can participate in acts of service. How they look after each other, how they help in the classroom, what they do for others are all aspects of service.
Service at senior level looks like leadership roles throughout the school and helping teachers when they can.
LEAD - we are all required in our daily lives to be followers at times but also to be leaders. Our job here at school is to create the next generation of leaders in our society and it starts when they are 5. Some children are naturally good leaders and some need some support to put themselves out there. Christ was a leader in the way he gathered people around him in order to spread his message so we are asking our children to lead others every day here at school in spreading Christ's good news.
SUCCEED - this happens every day here at our school. Our children are constantly achieving in a range of activities and lessons. As parents, we think to succeed it should only be in reading, writing or maths but succeeding at primary level takes place inside and outside the classroom. Making a friend, playing nicely, solving a conflict, sharing equipment etc are all aspects of being successful here at school and we want to highlight these successions with the children. We need to celebrate succession as much as possible so our think they are STARS all day!
St Dominic’s Catholic Primary School prides itself on providing a high quality educational programme that meets the needs of the individual. We believe in students having pride in themselves, their families and their school. We work hard to foster a positive, caring environment where differences are celebrated and acknowledged.
We expect our students to be kind to each other and have fun at school. Primary school is a place where you learn all about the basics, but it is also where you learn a lot about yourself and your place in the world.
Living as Jesus taught us to live is ultimately our goal, and every day we try to reach this goal. We do this by the way we speak to each other in the classroom, the way we play with each other in the playground, and the way that we are supported in our learning by the teachers.
All of the staff here at St Dominic's see themselves as learners too, and we learn many things from the children every day.
We model this way of thinking from St Dominic, who spent his life learning from others and especially learning from God. St Dominic's Catholic Primary School holds on tight to its Dominican traditions, and at all times ensures that the children understand they are part of a bigger family.
Our school website provides a glimpse of our Catholic character and spirit. I hope to welcome you in person to our great school, and look forward to getting to know you and your child.