Catholic Life & Mission
The Catholic Life and Mission of the Church is at the very heart of everything we do at St Joseph’s. It is given the highest priority where the development of an authentic Catholic ethos is actively sought by all. Students are empowered to have a thorough understanding of the Church’s liturgical year, its seasons, rites and symbols. Within the school community, prayer has a profound and visible effect on the development of all students and staff irrespective of ability or faith background.
As a school, we promote a love of faith; engaging and inspiring our students to take responsibility for promoting the Catholic ethos of our community whilst seeking to lead and develop this further. Developing a greater understanding of vocation is fundamental in giving our students a meaningful reason to live out their faith. Teachers ensure that students are provided with opportunities to develop their thinking and respond to questions of faith. Our school celebrates, develops and enhances the Catholic Life of our students and ensures our Catholic ethos underpins all that we do and strive to achieve.
FAITH FORMATION 2023-2024
St Joseph’s Faith Formation programme 2023-2024 outlines all the experiences will wish our students to live out during their time at St Joseph’s. Catholic Life is at the centred of everything we do at St Joseph’s and our wider school community. Our aim is for our students to take their faith into the wider world in everything they do, say and believe. Please click on the link below to take you to our Faith Formation booklet 2023-2024 which outlines our ethos, values, beliefs and stories which make up the Catholic faith of the school. Whether you are new or old to St Joseph’s, very familiar with the Catholic Church and its rituals, or a bit out-of-touch with your local church, we hope you find something of interest and reassurance in the booklet.
THE CHAPLAINCY TEAM
The Chaplaincy Team are students across all Year Groups who show great passion and care for their faith and live it out in everything they do.
A Chaplaincy Team, of all faiths and none, working collaboratively gives an excellent Christian witness and makes a valuable contribution to developing ideas among members of the school community. We meet once bi-weekly to discuss, to foster, to encourage and to facilitate the spiritual and moral development of the school.
Members of the Chaplaincy Team are: