Our Catholic School

St. Sebastian’s School seeks to be a living expression within the wider parish community of Gospel values.  Staff work together to provide the teaching of Our Lord and his Church, governing faith and moral living.  The school makes every effort to work in partnership with parents and parish for the growth and human development of each child.  At St. Sebastian’s, there is an emphasis on forgiveness, trust and respect for others in their uniqueness.  Every pupil and staff member is valued.  All are given equal opportunities to develop their personal and spiritual potential.

WE BELIEVE THAT ALL PEOPLE MATTER

The 5w's:

The purpose of the 5w's throughout our school is to reflect the framework of the Diocese of Salford, which is rooted in the roots of the Early Church. These are:

 

Welcome... 

We are all welcome in God’s name, as God’s children. We strive to include everyone within our communities and celebrate our diversity. We promote a mutual respect to build self-esteem and a sense of community as part of the kingdom of God

 

Word... 

Inspired by the Word of God, our school community live in the service of each other in their daily lives. The teaching and learning in Religious Studies is a main focus for the school and all students are encouraged to engage with the ‘Big Questions’ in life through higher order questioning and thinking.

 

Witness... 

Religious Studies is the foundation of our school and its principles are maintained across the curriculum and life of the school. We are witnesses to the Word of God in our actions using scripture to guide us in our relationships and behaviour.

 

Welfare... 

As a whole school we aim to service and offer reverence for the dignity of the individual as a child of God. We want to enable every student and adult to ‘have life to the full’ in cultivating an attitude of respect for each other among the whole community.

 

Worship... 

We aim to use the Word of God to nurture our spirituality through worship opportunities such as meditation, imaginative prayer and reflection. We can reflect on spiritual, moral, social, and cultural issues through Collective Worship and participation in liturgy and recognise faiths and beliefs of other people in our school community.