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Catholic Life

As a Voluntary Aided Catholic school we have very close links with Our Lady Queen of Peace Church and the Archdiocese of Birmingham. The Children follow the Archdiocese religious education program ‘Learning and Growing as the people of God’. Acts of Catholic worship, and are held daily through morning, lunchtime and hometime prayer . Children attend Mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church on a regular basis and the church is integral to the children’s learning at Our Lady Queen of Peace. Children can prepare for their Holy Communion and Confirmation as part of their Religious Education provision. 

Virtues and Values

Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Birmingham must ensure that as part of their Catholic teachings, values and virtues are now a key focus. The values and virtues show how pupils are growing in their faith as well as how schools help their pupils to grow. Schools can really emphasise a particular pair of words throughout a half term. Each half term the focus will change. This has been named the Catholic School Profile. It is the intention that across the whole of the Archdiocese  schools will focus upon the same pair of virtues at the same time.  This will enable us to share ideas and resources and strengthen our common bond. 

Virtues

Grateful & Generous

Attentive & Discerning

Compassionate & Loving

Faith-filled & Hopeful

Eloquent & Truthful

Learned & Wise

Curious & Active

Intentional & Prophetic          

More detailed information regarding Virtues and Values can be found here:

 

Schools in the Archdiocese of Birmingham help their pupils grow…

Grateful for their own gifts, for the gift of other people, and for the blessings of each day; and generous with their gifts, now and in the future.

Pupils in a school in the Archdiocese of Birmingham are growing to be …

Attentive to their experience and to their vocation; and discerning about the choices they make and the effects of those choices.

By promoting the practice of attentive reflection and discerning decision making: in teaching, in the examen, prayer and retreats; and through the practice and example of school leaders and staff.

Compassionate towards others, near and far, especially the less fortunate; and loving by their just actions and forgiving words.

By being compassionate and loving in the way pupils are treated, especially when a pupil is in trouble; and by opening pupils’ eyes to those who suffer poverty, injustice or violence.

Faith-filled in their beliefs and hopeful for the future.

By passing on the living and faith-filled tradition of Jesus Christ; by having persevering faith in the pupils, and by encouraging them in turn, to have faith and hope in themselves and others.

Eloquent and truthful in what they say of themselves, the relations between people, and the world.

By developing an eloquent language which pupils can use to understand and articulate their emotions, beliefs, and questions, encouraged by the example of their teachers to be truthful in the way they represent themselves and speak about the world.

Learned, finding God in all things; andwisein the ways they use their learning for the common good.

By the breadth and depth of the curriculum; by excellence of teaching, and the creation of opportunities to become more learnedand wise.

Curious about everything; and active in their engagement with the world, changing what they can for the better.

By leading pupils to be curious about the universe and all human activity, and to take increasing responsibility for their own learning, and by providing opportunities for them to be active in the life of the school, the Church, and the wider community.

Intentional in the way they live and use the resources of the earth, guided by conscience; and prophetic in the example they set to others.

By being a school community which is intentional in its way of proceeding to build-up quality of life; and which is prophetic in the way it offers an alternative vision of education and the human person rooted in the gospel.

 

Fantastic Fundraising

Each year we hold fundraising events to support a variety of charities and causes some of these include:

Children in Need 

Father Hudson Society and Cafod

Worcester Foodbank

Roald Dahl Day 

Save the Children  Christmas Jumper Day 

The Poppy Appeal

Macmillan Coffee Morning 

Supporting Aquaid

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Here at Our Lady Queen of Peace, we are proud to support the work of the Africa Trust and Christian Aid. in order to do this we have installed to Aquaid water coolers to keep our pupils hydrated throughout the school day and as a result have been able to assist in the installation of 'Elephant pumps' in Africa to provide fresh, safe drinking water to those in great need.

To find out more information on the Aquaid scheme, click here.