The Mission of the School - By Kath Price
Two years ago I was asked to join the Governing Body of Our Lady of Lourdes School as a foundation governor and in that time my role and involvement with the school has developed and grown. My visits to the school to meet with the Headteacher, the children and the staff has confirmed that all stakeholders in the school are valued, respected and share the same vision, reflecting the mission statement. The mission of the school with Christ at the centre is evident amongst the children and staff through the welcoming and friendly environment and the Catholic leadership of the Headteacher. Her commitment to the Faith permeates throughout the school and Governing Body meetings. I feel very privileged to be a governor of Our Lady of Lourdes School. (July 2019)
Catholic Life - By Kath Price
As a governor and parishioner I regularly attend Sacramental preparation, commitment and thanksgiving Masses on Sundays and occasionally whole school Masses. The children are always well prepared, very reverent and appear to show a good understanding of the Catholic Faith. They display confidence in their delivery of readings, prayers and singing.
The physical environment of the school, statues, displays, altars and pictures show how important Catholic Life is p, in the lives of children, staff, parents and governors.I believe that the the Catholic Life page on the school's website is a true reflection of the Catholic leadership and life in Our Lady of Lourdes School. (July 2019)
Our Mission - By Michael Moran
Live, Love and Learn to be three points of a triangle representing the school with Christ at the centre of the shape. At one point - Learn - excellent teaching and learning is about developing fully and unlocking the potential of each child. At another point - Live - would be about living in community following the teachings of Jesus and inspired by gospel values. The final point - Love - reminds me of the words of St John Paul II when he addressed young people as in 2002: Dear Young People let yourselves be taken over by the light of Christ and spread that light wherever you are. A more up to date version now would probably include Pope Francis encouraging young people to show love through mercy and compassion. (July 2019)
The Mission at OLOL - By Maisie Greavy
"Christ is at the centre of our school community, where we live, love and learn together""
Having retired after many years teaching in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School and still a frequent visitor to the school it is very evident that the learning environment throughout the building reflects the Church's teaching. From the moment I step inside the school building I am drawn to the beautiful displays of pictures, symbols and icons of the Catholic faith. All of these help the whole school community and visitors to experience and respect the uniqueness of our children's Catholic learning environment.
I know that the RE curriculum is central to every aspect of the school life where practical and exciting lessons are taught and where learning is fun. The children feel valued and listened to and where prayer and worship, in a variety of forms, are always a big part of every school day.
The Mission Statement reflects our belief in the importance of partnership between home, school and parish. There is always a family atmosphere which provides a spiritual, secure and happy environment for us all with Christ at the centre. (July 2019)