Religious Education

The school's programme reflects the ethical and spiritual values of the school's Mission Statement "With Christ in our hearts, together we grow". The main focus of RE teaching is based on Christian Values which is supported with the  ‘Come and See’ programme. With the help of this programme, we aim to stimulate the religious growth and development of each child along with their academic and social progress.
The school endeavours to support, extend and clarify what the children experience at home and in the parish. Prayer is central to our life at Our Lady of Peace. We nurture in the children their natural aptitude to prayer by providing situations which encourage them to pray both formally and informally.
Masses are celebrated at school at the beginning of each term, and on Holy Days of Obligation. During the course of the year children from each class join worshippers of the parish for a parish mass. Parents are welcomed at the celebration of Masses.  Children are all assigned to a House: St Patrick, St David, St George and St Andrew. Each class is named after a Saint name.
Once a week classes take it in turn to present an assembly to the rest of the school and parents are invited on these occasions.
The whole school meets once a week for a Gospel assembly led by the Headteacher or Deputy Head once a week and also meet once a week for hymn worship. Praising God in voice is part of our school worship. We believe that the dignity of the individual is important and our children are prepared for life in a multi-cultural society. The ethnic diversity of the pupils in our school is celebrated.
Parents have the right to withdraw their child from Collective Worship. Requests for withdrawal should be put in writing to the Headteacher.