Faith and Values, or Religious Formation, is central to all that we do in the Junior School. As our pupils continue their spiritual journey in the Green Blazer, we encourage them to embrace Christian values and be men and women for others.
The curriculum in St Aloysius’ College Junior School is based increasingly on the characteristics of a Jesuit Education and acknowledging the principles of Curriculum for Excellence.
The holistic approach to Jesuit education means that faith and values are integral to daily life in the Junior School. Pupils who do not practice the Catholic faith are also given opportunities to practice their own religion as part of our wider educational community.
Children in the Junior School have regular opportunities for prayer and worship in the Manresa Room. Teachers can take their class to the room for a quiet time to reflect, to do the Examen, personal prayer or for a liturgy service. Throughout Lent and Advent, members of staff volunteer every day to lead a prayer service. Eucharistic Services are made available for those pupils who wish to receive the sacrament.
Staff work closely with pupils to ensure that the children participating in the Sacraments to fully understand and appreciate the theological foundations of their faith.
The Sacraments are central to religious life in the Junior School. Opportunities are provided for regular reception of the Sacraments and add to the school experience of a Jesuit education. Mass is provided daily and there are twice weekly opportunities to attend confession.
As a Catholic school, we believe that the best way for your child to engage with the Sacraments is through the education they receive in the classroom. Our holistic approach to faith and values ensures that faith is not separated from learning and, in fact, children appreciate the sacraments and God’s gift in the greater context of learning and growing.
First Holy Communion (P4)