There are a number of school events that promote the community ethos of School, Home and Parish.
Class Assembly and Class Mass
Parents are invited to the Weekly Class Assembly on Friday mornings; to Class Masses on Wednesday mornings and for a cup of tea afterwards. Each class has one class mass and class assembly each term. The dates of these are published in both general school newsletters and the class newsletter, which is sent home at the beginning of each term.
Whole school worship
There is a Mass at the start of each term in school and Benediction at the end of each term, when parents and parishioners join pupils, staff and governors to seek the Lord’s blessing on the term’s work. In the Autumn and Spring term there is a Mass of Welcome at St Patrick’s church on a Sunday morning, for all new pupils and their families, to be welcomed into the school community by the parish. First Communion Masses are another important highlight and celebration of the year. Following the First Communion Celebrations, the school hosts a school mass and celebration buffet for the children who have received their First Communion and their families.
St. Patrick’s Day
Of course we celebrate the patron saint of our school in great style each year with lots of singing, dancing and fun. St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, Nigeria and Montserrat so it’s a great chance for our children to experience a wide range of cultures.
Concerts At the end of each term the children who are in the brass band, the choir, those learning to play the violin and the clarinet put on a special concert for the whole school to enjoy.
The children of St. Patrick’s demonstrate their theatrical talents by putting on some spectacular shows each year. At the end of the autumn term the Foundation stage and Infant children perform the Nativity and Christmas carols. The lower juniors retell the ‘Passion’ at Easter. At the end of the Summer term, the Year 6 children perform in the Leavers Play which is always truly memorable for the audience and the cast too.