Catholic Life of the School
We follow the ‘Way the Truth and the Life’ scheme of Religious Education, used throughout the Diocese of Shrewsbury. The partnership between home and school is further developed through the half termly newsletter outlining which topic each year group will be studying.
The key focal point in each classroom is a dedicated prayer focus area. The children are encouraged to take responsibility for ensuring this area reflects the liturgical year, as well as planning and preparing their Acts of Collective Worship.
The Angelus is prayed each day at St Luke's : Reception 11.30 am; Key Stage One 11.45 am; Key Stage Two 11.55 am.
Our Patron Saint
Saint Luke is often portrayed with pen in hand, reflecting the fact he recorded the third Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles. He is often shown with an ox, which is a symbol of sacrifice – the sacrifice Jesus made for the world.
As the first Christian physician, Saint Luke is the patron saint of physicians and surgeons. For this reason, we honour Saint Luke on his feast day, 18th October, by praying through his intercession for doctors and those who care for the sick.
At St. Luke’s Catholic Primary School, gospel values and our mission statement underpin all aspects of school life. Like our Patron Saint, our pupils are encouraged and empowered to take an active part in the spiritual life of the school and by doing so provide example to others through their words and deeds.