Christ is at the centre of everything we do here at St Osburg’s Catholic Primary School. 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 during 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 Catholic Schools’ masses such as the Vocations Mass.
In addition to the diocesan strategy we have dedicated themed weeks for example a multi faith week which seeks to support the children in learning about other faiths through visiting places of worship.