The school's Catholic ethos is manifest above all in the conviction that, in the words of St John Henry Newman, God has created us “to do Him some definite service”, that we find ourselves in giving ourselves through joyful service in the knowledge that we are children of God.
Our framework for understanding values draws on the example of Christ and his warmth of welcome and inclusion of all. We provide an education that is focused on the formation of the whole person. We are guided by our vision statement ‘believers are achievers, creating tomorrow’s leaders, today' and by the Christian values of courage, service and thankfulness.
As a Catholic College we are a Eucharistic community. Local clergy celebrate Mass at regular intervals throughout the school year.
The Masses for the 2023/2024 Academic year are as follows:
- Thursday 28 September 2023: Beginning of Year Mass
-W/b Monday 27 November 2023: Advent Services
- Wednesday 20 December 2023: Carol Service
- Friday 9 February 2024: Patron's Mass
- June 2024: Leavers Mass for Yr 12
There is a Sacred space in the college which has a different theme each month:
September: New Beginnings
October: The Rosary
November: We Remember
February: St. Brigid
March: St. Patrick
May: May Alter
Prayers are said every day during morning registration led by the Form teacher and the pupils.
Works of Charity
We take very seriously our commitment to charity. We regard works of charity as an essential part of the pupils’ education.
We assist parents/guardians, in their role as the first and foremost educators of their children, to provide effectively for their overall development. Our teachers are vital partners with parents/guardians in each child’s education. The basis of this partnership is loyal, mutual understanding of each other’s complementary roles.
Mrs L Sweeney has oversight of Catholic Life at St.Patrick's & St. Brigid's College and you can email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to get in touch.