Our Journey in Faith
"Stay with us, Lord, on our journey"
Our journey in faith starts at home. As parents, you are the first and most significant educators in your child's life. By having your child baptised, you have expressed your wish to have them brought up within the Catholic faith. Working closely together, forming a partnership between parents and the school, we aspire to nurture the unique qualities of each child and allow them to flourish and grow throughout their primary years.
Christ is present in our daily lives and through living out our mission statement. It is more than just part of the curriculum - it is the Catholic ethos that makes St Dunstan's a special and inclusive environment where children can learn and grow, with staff that offer outstanding care and guidance to your children.
We aim to bring children closer to God by learning and understanding the teachings of Jesus, so that we can all lead a rich and fulfilling life, helping others and bringing ourselves closer to God.
Through our RE curriculum and Sacramental programme, we guide children on their journey in faith. Each year group follows 'Come and See' programme; all children take part in collective worship, liturgical assemblies and attend Mass in school or at church. All children also have the opportunity to learn about other faiths as part of our curriculum.
In Year 3, children prepare to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion - the Church works closely with parents during this time to reinforce the important role of parents within God's family during these special celebrations.
St. Dunstan's is very well supported by our parish priest, Father Saunders, our familes and by the parish community. Together, we can ensure that our school remains a very special place.
Our Patron - St.Dunstan
Dunstan (909 – 19 May 988)[ was an Abbot of Glastonbury Abbey, a Bishop of Worcester, a Bishop of London, and an Archbishop of Canterbury, later canonised as a saint. His work restored monastic life in England and reformed the English Church. His 11th-century biographer, Osbern, himself an artist and scribe, states that Dunstan was skilled in "making a picture and forming letters", as were other clergy of his age who reached senior rank.
Dunstan served as an important minister of state to several English kings. He was the most popular saint in England for nearly two centuries, having gained fame for the many stories of his greatness, not least among which were those concerning his famed cunning in defeating the Devil!
Patron of armourers, goldsmiths, locksmiths, and jewellers.
Caritas in Action
St Dunstan's have invested in a new set of teaching and learning resources which look at seven themes of Catholic Social Teaching. The lesson plans are to be used alongside and to support 'The Way, the Truth and the Life' and our new scheme (to be introduced next academic year, 'Come and See).