Catholic Life of the School-Bywyd Catholig Yr Ysgol-

In this section of our school website, we would like to share with you and celebrate many of the elements which make St Mary’s Catholic Primary School so special.

We share  the joys and successes of our links with our feeder parishes, especially the Cathedral parish of Our Lady of Sorrows, and show how we work together to support the growth and development of our children’s faith and Religious Education.

Messengers of Christ

Our ‘Messengers of Christ’ are pupils from Year 2-Year 6 who have been nominated by their peers to further enhance the Catholic Life of our school.

This year, the new Messengers of Christ were presented to the school after the start of year Mass on Friday 30th September.

Collective Worship and Prayer Life

Our slideshow of photographs shows a selection of special celebrations and some of our diverse opportunities for child- led Collective Worship.

Collective Worship slideshow to follow

Other slideshows also show photographs of our school work, links with the parish, displays and charity and social outreach work.

We hope you enjoy sharing in the Catholic Life of our School

Religious Education Policies

Religious Education Policy January 2019


Collective Worship Feb 2023

Relationships and Sex Education Policy 2021 (under review)

Relationships and Sexuality Education 

The school governing body has approved use of  ‘Life to the Full’ published scheme of work which is in line with the new statutory relationships and sexual education code commissioned by the Catholic Education Service (CES) and complies with the Welsh Government R.S.E. curriculum.

The scheme offers a developmental programme to promote the holistic growth of children’s understanding of human relationships following the teachings of the Catholic faith. It is underpinned with the understanding that our deepest identity is as a child of God – created, chosen and loved by God. The programme is fully inclusive of all pupils and their families and supports the delivery of a developmentally appropriate curriculum for all.

Life to the Full offers a platform of creative resources that engage, inform and inspire our children and includes interactive video content, story-based activities, a wide range of teaching tools, original worship music and an accompanying programme of classroom prayers.

Life to the Full builds on the essential partnership between home, school and church so that all children are fully supported.

WG RSE guidance for parents 2022- New Curriculum for Wales

Relationship and Sex Education Consultation Process and Information for Parents and Carers

Please click on the link provided via the image below to access detailed information about the school’s statutory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) consultation process.
From September, parents will be informed about the mandatory RSE content to be shared with each class every half term. For the remainder of this academic year, teachers will inform parents about the remaining RSE content to be delivered before the end of the summer term via Seesaw.

Family Service for use when you can’t get to Mass 

Spiritual communion