Catholic life of the School
The children at Blessed Dominic have many opportunities for worship including daily class worship, collective worship during Key Stage and individual class assemblies, devotion to Mary during October and the month of May. Parents are invited to join us for many of these acts of worship. The children also lead class based worship which they will plan and organise. Daily class worship involves prayers said at the beginning and end of the school day, as well as before lunch. The children are actively encouraged to think about and thank others for the gifts that they have received, as well as being asked to reflect on how they have acted on our motto of ‘Love, Learn, Believe’.
Children express their spirituality and their knowledge and understanding of their faith through creative means including song, musical instruments, debates, poetry, bubbles and crafts. Children take an active part in school life and helped to write our school prayer. The children also formed a part of the working party developing our new mission statement. During Lent, children from Year 3 and 4 take part in the Stations of the Cross.
Newsletters are sent out each half term which provide Parents and Carers with information about what their child/children are learning about in their RE lessons, as well information as to how they can help their child at home. The Wednesday Word is sent home to children in KS2 each week and children also reflect upon the meaning of Sunday’s Gospel in a special class book.
The school supports various charities such as CAFOD, The Catholic Children’s Society, Homeless Action in Barnet and many more. At Christmas, children in Year 3,4,5 and 6 perform Carol Concerts at our parish church St Margaret Clitherow for their families and the parish community.
Our school enjoys welcoming visitors, including those who represent other faiths. We were fortunate to have an Imam visit our school this year to talk with Year 5 and 6 in which the children actively participated in and we look forward to welcoming other religious leaders in the future as well as visiting the local Mosque, Temple and Synagogue. The children at Blessed Dominic enjoy talking about what it means to be a young Catholic in today’s society and are aware of the importance of tolerance and respect to everyone of all and no faiths.