The Bishop’s Vision is ‘to make Christ known and loved, through the provision of excellent Catholic education and schools’ intent on finding Christ in their daily lives and sharing that encounter with others.’
At All Saints Catholic Primary School we teach with Christ at the centre of everything that we do.
All children and staff take part in daily collective worship, where they prayer together as either a whole school, key stage or class.
Collective Worship is an integral part to children’s learning, celebrating God’s presence in their lives and giving loving response in word and action. Children are fully involved in planning and delivering Whole School, Key Stage and Class Liturgies.
Teachers in school seek to empower children to lead Collective Worship in class. Teachers lead and model good practice and also give children the opportunity to participate, take ownership of their learning and develop their own relationship with God. Teachers give children a real voice in planning, leading and evaluating worship.
Whole School Collective Worship
Mr Conway or Miss Mackle lead the whole school in Collective Worship every Monday.
The theme is usually closely linked with the liturgical year so that all members of the school community have an understanding of the readings, colours and messages we listen to and see on Sunday at Mass.
Annual Liturgies take place throughout the year. We celebrate Masses with our parish priest, Canon Pat Hartnett, at All Saints Church (Thirsk) at various times in the liturgical year. He is a visible presence in school also. Parents and parishioners are invited to join us when we celebrate Mass together. The themes include: Harvest, Remembrance, Advent, Lent and Thanksgiving.
The children journeying towards First Holy Communion join with All Saints parish at Sunday Mass several times throughout the school year.