Christ is at the centre of everything we do here at St Osburg’s Catholic Primary School. Our Mission Statement and The Gospel values are interwoven through the whole curriculum and the Catholic ethos permeates the whole school environment. We want to develop a deep understanding of the Catholic faith so that when our children leave us, they are able to bear witness to Christ and take up their own calling.
Our school follows the curriculum strategy – Learning and Growing as the People of God - provided by the Archdiocese of Birmingham for teaching RE in a Catholic primary school. In Year 3 children are prepared to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion. The children continue to develop a deeper understanding of their faith and in Year 6 they receive the sacrament of Confirmation. We have close links with our feeder school Cardinal Newman who organise and lead retreat days and celebration masses.
Father Sunday & Father Pontius, our parish priests, celebrates mass with us fortnightly. Each class has the opportunity to lead the school celebration throughout the year. Our pupils are offered a variety of different opportunities to engage in differing prayer experiences and in varied settings. We come together for other acts of worship such as weekly mission assemblies, celebration assemblies and class liturgy and Family masses. We also hold an Advent carol service in the church, take part in the Blessing of the Crib in the city centre and support Coventry Catholic Schools’ masses such as the Vocations Mass and joint retreats.
In addition to the diocesan strategy, our pupils learn about the lives of the Saints, Catholic social teaching and actions, formal and informal ways to pray, our half termly Virtue focus and we also explore key festivals of other world religions seeking to support the children in learning about other faiths.
Our Relationships, Sex and Health education (RSHE) is carefully planned to ensure that as well as meeting all statutory requirements, it is fully rooted in the teachings of the Church and we follow the Diocesan recommended scheme TenTen's 'Life to the Full'.