St Andrew’s values are based on those from one of the founding orders, the Sisters of Mercy and Catherine McAuley. Catherine gives us a model for faith-filled action, centred on prayer and reflection in our busy lives. She is a living example of how our hearts, ‘can always be in the same place centred in God’. At St Andrew’s we try to live out the Mercy values of generosity, compassion and love.
The four pillars of our mission statement are the following:
We give witness to our faith and Gospel values by;
- Participating in meaningful prayer and liturgical celebrations that enhance personal connections and relationships with God.
- Interacting with others through a Christ centred approach.
- Delivering a curriculum that enhances our Catholic life, doctrine and traditions.
- Embracing and reflecting on symbols that connect us to our faith community.
We recognise and value the dignity of each person by;
- Acknowledging and celebrating every child’s wants and achievements.
- Fostering responsibility, respect and resilience amongst all members of the community.
- Building positive relationships founded on trust that value the uniqueness of all.
- Knowing the needs of our students and celebrating and supporting their special gifts.
We provide authentic education that is supportive, challenging and empowering by;
- Reflective and thoughtful planning and delivery across the curriculum that caters for student needs
- Involving students in their learning decisions and encouraging risk-taking
- Having high expectations for educational excellence.
- Engaging students in a variety of flexible teaching and learning strategies that are meaningful and connect learning to real-life experiences.
We enrich and inspire active partnerships with our local and global community by;
- Working together to achieve the best for each child.
- Fostering relationships between parish and school.
- Collaborating with other schools and organisations.
- Forming connections to promote and encourage good citizenship.