Church Life

Overview

The School’s Mission states:

‘The Pursuit of Excellence whilst loving God and others’

Corpus Christi is a Roman Catholic Primary School, which aims to provide a high quality Catholic education for all children who attend the school. Corpus Christi is committed to working in partnership with the Diocese of Salford, the parents of its children and the local community.

From Mr. Hanson, Headteacher:

‘My vision of Catholic Education is that children are nurtured both spiritually and academically in an environment where all stake holders strive for excellence, the result being that all of the children reach their full potential in a safe Catholic environment. It is my aim to ensure this continues to happen so that each child is acutely aware that they are valued, respected and loved as part of the Catholic family at Corpus Christi.’


The 5Ws Framework

We follow the ‘5Ws Framework’ in accordance with the Diocese of Salford. The 5Ws stand for the following and you can use the links to view our latest related news:

  1. Welcome
    At Corpus Christi, we WELCOME new children, families and all visitors. We welcome them into a friendly happy, place where children follow in the footsteps of Jesus by loving, valuing and respecting each other. We are all welcome in God’s name, as God’s children.  We try to include everyone within our community and celebrate who they are and where they come from.  When we think about how we want Corpus Christi to be, we think about the Kingdom of God.  Along with our children, staff, parents and parish – we are a sign of Good News that speaks and listens to God.

  2. Worship
    At Corpus Christi, we WORSHIP God through our class prayers,  school Masses, music, assemblies, class prayer and worship services, through our actions and through the way we live and treat each other.   We hope that this develops, nurtures and deepens our relationship with God and with each other.

  3. Word 
    At Corpus Christi, the WORD of God is placed at the centre of all that we do, following Diocesan guidelines and an enhanced curriculum that allows pupils to celebrate the word of God in an interesting and fun way. Our Religious Education is at the foundation of our school and its principles are maintained across the whole curriculum and life of the school.  We try always to be Witness’ to the Word of God in our daily lives towards each member of the community.  We learn about stories from the Bible that tell us how Jesus acted and how God wants us to try to be.  Children are encouraged to engage in ‘Big Questions’ and higher level thinking generated from our faith, and also about our faith.  We celebrate the Word of God in worship and liturgy in class, during assemblies, at Mass in school and at Mass at Corpus Christi Church.

  4. Witness
    At Corpus Christi, we WITNESS a loving, caring God in the way we live, the way we treat each other and in the way we care about other people who do not have as much as we have. God is central to everything that is done throughout our school and we recognise God is with us in every aspect of our lives.  All the family of our school bear witness to our Mission Statement. We are all witnesses to the values of the gospel such as love, forgiveness, respect, peace, tolerance, dignity and justice.  We nurture, support and challenge the children to live out and to give witness to the Gospel values in their everyday experience of school life and by developing their sense of responsibility to play their part in caring activities for good causes in the wider community.  We are witnesses to our environment and all God’s world by being good stewards of Creation.

  5. Welfare

    At Corpus Christi, the WELFARE of pupils and adults is paramount. We show this in the way we treat one another fairly and equally and the way we respect each other. In our school we want everyone to  feel safe and know they are valued as unique and made in the image and likeness of God.  We see each individual child as a child of God.  We want to enable every child and adult to ‘have life to the full’; cultivating an attitude of respect for each other among the whole community.  We all have a responsibility at Corpus Christi to follow Jesus and help and support each other in our community.  We try to be fair, we care about each other and always try to help, including those less fortunate than us and those outside of our community.  We are all stewards of our lovely school and help the adults look after and take care of it.


Caritas In Action

Corpus Christi children are taught SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education) through their learning and with the support of the Caritas in Action document. It is fundamental that all children are to be spiritually, morally, socially and culturally educated.

The Caritas in Action document has been produced by Salford Diocese as a response to Catholic Social Teaching, which calls us all as Catholics to work for the common good, help build a just society, uphold the dignity of human life and work for justice and the dignity of all our brothers and sisters, especially those in the greatest need.

Caritas in Action provides a unique and engaging set of teaching and learning opportunities for seven themes of Catholic Social Teaching. Over a two year cycle, every child in every year group will study each of the seven themes at their own level. During their time at Corpus Christi RC Primary, your child will be enriched in and through this Catholic Social Teaching and their daily lessons. The seven themes are as follows:

1. Dignity of the Human Person

Every human person is created in the image and likeness of God. Therefore, every person’s life and dignity must be respected and supported from conception until the end of their natural life on earth.

2. Family and Community

The human person is not only sacred, but social. How society is organised, be it socially, economically, legally or politically has a direct impact on the dignity and growth of every human person and community. Marriage and family should be supported and strengthened. Every person has a right to work to support themselves and their families as well as the building up of the common good for all.

3. Solidarity and the Common Good

We are all People of God, one family. Therefore what happens to one has an impact on all, locally, nationally and globally. At the heart of solidarity is the pursuit of peace and justice. Our love for all calls us to work for a peaceful and just society where everyone has a fair share of the goods needed for a sustainable life, and opportunities for growth and development are offered equally. The dignity of every person is respected.

4. Dignity of Work

Work is a way in which we can continue to participate in God’s creation. Work gives dignity to life and must be carried out in such a way that the basic rights of workers are respected. Everyone has the right to productive work, to fair and liveable wages, and to organise and join a union. The economy must be conducted so that it serves the needs of the people.

5. Rights and Responsibilities

Every person has a fundamental right to life. It is this right that makes all other rights possible. Everyone has the right to food, health care, housing, education and employment. We all need to strive to secure and respect these rights for others both locally and globally.

6. Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

Society is judged on how it cares for the poor and vulnerable – our brothers and sisters. We read in scripture how God has a special concern for the oppressed, poor, vulnerable and those forced to the margins of society. The Church calls us to respond to the cry of the poor and put their needs first. This preferential treatment for the poor and vulnerable must be seen in action in our daily lives.

7. Stewardship

The world God has created for us has been entrusted to everyone and we are responsible and accountable to God as stewards of the earth. The world has been given to us as a gift, to enjoy and care for so that future generations can enjoy it too. It is in caring for creation that we show our love and respect for its creator.


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