Community

Community Cohesion

The school is outstanding in promoting community cohesion. There is a growing shared vision and commitment to serving the common good and to celebrating everyone’s unique gifts and talents. Children are given many opportunities to develop in a variety of activities through music, drama, sports etc. Leadership at all levels values diversity and ensures equal opportunities. Parents are encouraged to become actively involved in the life of the school. A variety of opportunities are provided for parents and carers to share their views and opinions. Collective Worship celebrates, reflects and respects the diversity of belief and culture within the wider community. The Religious Education Programme, Come and See, is used effectively to provide support to community cohesion. Learners have had opportunity to explore the beliefs and values of other faiths: Judaism and Islam. Several visitors of different religious beliefs have attended school enriching the learning experience of the learners. The school community shows a concern for the well being of those less fortunate than themselves in their support of local and national charities e.g. CAFOD, Nugent Care and Operation Christmas Child. Governors feel able to come into school at any time and are welcomed into classes to visit or to attend assemblies and school Masses. The school holds focus weeks where issues such as bullying and racism are addressed.

These are the opinions of the archdiocese team who inspected the school.

As mentioned we support a number of local, national and global charities to develop our pupils’ appreciation of how fortunate we are and how important it is to care for others.


Culture

Liverpool shoppers were treated to the sounds and sights of China following a 5,000 mile journey by one the country’s most famous musical troupes.

The musicians and dancers performed at a two-day exhibition of culture which took place in the city centre.

A range of cultural, business and artistic exhibits were on show during the exhibition in a specially designed marquee in Paradise Place, Liverpool ONE.

Children from St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School attended the opening to welcome the Chinese guests.

The exhibition is part of a business and cultural delegation to Liverpool from Kunming, in the picturesque Yunnan province of South West China.

The delegation is being led by the Vice Mayor of Kunming and also included a range of activities, which provided businesses with an oversight of investment and partnership opportunities.

The delegation to Liverpool follows the signing of a Friendship Partnership Agreement between the two cities that will see them building on existing ties and working together to create a positive, mutually beneficial relationship.

The agreement is the result of dialogue between the Vice Mayor of Kunming Municipal Government, Zhao Xuenong, and Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson in Chengdu in September 2015.

Vice Mayor Zhao Xuenong said: “Our visit to Liverpool reflects our very positive relationship with the city and desire to create new business and cultural opportunities for companies, schools and artistic organisations both here and in Kunming.”

Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson said: “Kunming is one of the most dynamic city regions in China and is regarded as a gateway to South West China and the wider South East Asia region.

“Alongside the opportunities to further our trade links with China, there is fantastic potential to share and explore each other’s diverse cultural heritage, creating a rich, vibrant dialogue and positive exchange of ideas.”

The children were presented with a certificate of thanks for their part in making the delegation feel so welcome.

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Mini Vinnies

What is Mini Vinnies?

Mini Vinnies is a group of Key Stage two children who meet regularly to help those in need within our school and local community.

Mini Vinnies introduces children to social justice issues and to living faith through action as part of the St Vincent de Paul society.

What do Mini Vinnies do?

Our Mini Vinnies children meet to talk, share ideas and concerns and pray about doing good works in the community.

Our Mini Vinnies children have raised money and awareness for a variety of causes. They have organised a cake sale and raised £200 for the Rett Syndrome Society. They also did research about Rett Syndrome and helped raise awareness through circle times and collective worship.

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