Catholic Social Teaching underpins the work of our school and the principles are interwoven within our curriculum and wider school life.
As members of the Catholic Church, we are all called upon to preserve the dignity of all human beings, to care for creation, and to reach out to our sisters and brothers in need. These principles form part of Catholic Social Teaching, a body of work developed by Church leaders over the centuries. Pope Francis emphasises that it is our duty to work together to bring about a more just and peaceful world: to put love into action.
At St Mary’s, we place great emphasis on the importance that our children can articulate the connection between Jesus’ teaching and doing good deeds. We teach our children about the importance of putting the needs of others before ourselves.
Catholic social teaching is used across many subjects, it is not taught just in RE. Many of our assemblies feature Catholic Social Teaching where we discuss world events and how our faith challenges us to respond in a particular way.
We teach our children to be thoughtful about and challenging of the world’s organisations and communities, we must work together to build a better world for the future.
The following video is useful to watch to become familiar with the seven principles:
As a school, we are working towards a ‘LiveSimply Award’. The LiveSimply award is an opportunity for Catholic communities to respond to Pope Francis’ invitation in Laudato Si’ to “work with generosity and tenderness in protecting this world which God has entrusted to us”.
See more information here.