“St Augustine’s is a Roman Catholic school that believes that everyone is made in the image and likeness of God and called to an eternal destiny in Jesus Christ.

 We respect, accept and care for all.  As a Christ-centred, welcoming community we recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of every person.  We strive to foster a love and joy of learning and develop in each child an awareness of their own spirituality.”

 At St. Augustine’s our aims are to provide an environment in  which all members of the school community feel valued and can achieve their full potential as happy, healthy, responsible members of society. We also aim to prepare pupils spiritually, socially and academically for a meaningful life as individuals in the wider community.

To achieve these aims the school will:

  • Provide a balanced curriculum utilising available resources and funding.
  • Provide a secure environment in which learning can take place.
  • Provide tuition for all pupils to meet their particular needs and to enable them to achieve their full academic potential.
  • Provide opportunities for pupils to develop personal, social, moral, economic, political and spiritual awareness.
  • Provide careers guidance encouraging pupils to view “career” in the light of “vocation” and use their talents and abilities in the service of others, not purely for self-advancement.
  • Provide positive and caring pastoral support for pupils and for staff, developing the supportive network which exists within the school.
  • Develop staff pastoral care and structures for staff support and development at all levels.
  • Promote positive relationships and effective communication at all levels by making efficient use of existing communications structures and ensuring that all staff are involved in policy decisions.

 

To achieve these aims the school will:

  • Establish appropriate pupil representation in aspects of school decision making.
  • Foster community awareness and service to the community by developing links with social, ecumenical and care agencies in the local community and beyond.
  • Develop existing links with feeder schools, F.E. colleges and industry.
  • Through liaison with the school chaplain and local parishes provide opportunities in school for the celebration of Catholic beliefs through Liturgy and the celebration of the Sacraments.
  • Provide opportunities in school for worship and prayer which reflect the beliefs and values of the whole Christian Community.
  • Foster and sustain the practice of Gospel values in all aspects of school life, recognising that these qualities lead to self-respect and respect for others.