We are a Catholic school and our ethos permeates everything that we do. We aim to ensure every child lives according the teachings of the Catholic Church and we learn as a happy school community with Gospel Values permeating everything that we do.
Our Religious Education curriculum is based on the ‘Learning and Growing’ Scheme of Work provided by the Birmingham Archdiocese although we supplement this with a variety of materials to ensure we celebrate the Faith of everybody in our school community. It is difficult to envisage withdrawal of any child from Religious Education as there is so much that the children learn from this opportunity, however if parents request withdrawal, it will be considered by the school Governors.
Collective worship is an important part of school life at St. Elizabeth’s. We regularly worship together as a school through Assemblies, Prayer services and Masses. Parents are always invited and welcome to join us for these celebrations.
At St. Elizabeth’s, children in Year 2 are prepared for and received the Sacrament of Reconciliation, children in Year 3 the Sacrament of Holy Communion and children in Year 6 the Sacrament of Confirmation. These are very special and important times for the children and we endeavour to make this as memorable as we can.
We enjoy close links with our Parish Church and there is a Parish Confirmation/Communion Programme provided by Catechists for children in Year 6 and Year 3. All children are asked to attend these classes plus make a commitment to attending Mass on a regular basis to ensure they are ready to receive their Sacraments.
At St. Elizabeth’s we enjoy learning and growing together and sharing our Faith as we love out our mission statement and ‘keep trying to succeed’.