Catholic Life of Our School
Catholic Life of the School
“I have come that you may have life and live it to the full” John 10:10
Our school mission statement, Fidem Fateri Vita – To nurture each child to fulfil their academic, spiritual, moral and physical potential and to show your faith by the way you live has implications for all of us that go beyond our school environment. At St Osmund’s we recognise that each pupil has a duty to serve the community in which they exist and it is each person in our school community’s responsibility to promote the welfare of the community. This applies to every level of community: local, national and international.
Religious Education is at the core of our school and is taught in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church and religious worship is in accordance with its rites and practices. At all times St Osmund’s serves as a witness to the Catholic faith in Our Lord Jesus Christ.
At St Osmund’s we value the strong sense of community that exists between pupils, teachers, governors and parents. We share a love of learning and celebrate each individual for his or her talents and becoming the person God has created them to be. Pupils engage with their faith daily through whole school assemblies, key stage assemblies, liturgies, whole school masses and class worship. Annually, we celebrate together through the Harvest Festival and Barnes Foodbank collection, the Remembrance Liturgy, the Advent Service, the Nativity, the Carol Service, Ash Wednesday Liturgy, Crowning of Our Lady and the Leavers’ Mass.
We try to instil in our pupils the importance of our school mission and that means putting our faith into action through Service and the Common Good. This is filtrated through our House System and fund-raising efforts, our Faith Council and links with our local Parish.