We offer the children a "Values" based education using a modern perspective on traditional Catholic values.
Each day begins and concludes with prayer. There are also prayers at lunch time. The children are encouraged to share in these and are taught how to construct prayers for themselves.
School Masses are arranged for some of the Feast Days and the Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated. Other Liturgical celebrations are prepared as the occasion demands, in an attempt to show the children that God has a big part in their lives.
Involvement in the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Confirmation and Eucharist are made available to your child.
We come together as a School Family to celebrate the beginning of a school term with a Sunday Parish and School Family Mass. This helps to emphasise the link between the school and the Parish community.
Two and a half hours each week are given to formal religious instruction using the curriculum prescribed by the Diocese.
Care is taken to ensure that, when problems arise, these are discussed and solved using the ideas and methods taught during Religious Education lessons, ensuring that core values find reality in the classroom, playground and beyond.
St Mary's School has a strong reputation as a safe, structured and caring community of learners. Children are happy, secure and appreciated. They are motivated, encouraged and nurtured throughout the duration of their time at St Mary's.