St Bernadette Catholic Primary School

Our Faith in Action

Common Good


And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbour as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” 

Matthew 22:37-40


Our School Mission Statement, "Learning with Christ as our guide", has implications for all of us that go beyond our school environment.  We recognise that each one of our pupils exist as part of society. Every individual has a duty to share in promoting the welfare of the community and a right to benefit from that welfare. This applies at every level: local, national and international.


We are continually and actively looking for ways to support social justice and peace. This is achieved in two ways. Through our curriculum with a focus on Christian living we look at inspirational people to understand our faith in action and our responsibility to serve others near and far. Through our children’s missionary groups; chaplaincy team, eco warriors and Minnie Vinnies we engage and galvanise our community to support others both near and far in practical ways. We are delighted and proud to support many charitable organisations: CAFOD, Catholic Children’s Society, Food Bank, Children in need, Mary’s Meals.


 'In Catholic Education, we are challenged by Christ 'to see his presence in our neighbour, especially the neighbour who suffers or who lacks what is essential to human flourishing.'  That is why the poor and disadvantage - in financial, social, academic or spiritual terms - must be our primary concern, so that they can live their lives to the full.'


The Catholic School on the Threshold of the Third Millennium (Congregation for Catholic Education 1997)​