Catholic Life

A vocation is our calling from God. Fr John felt God’s calling to be a priest. 

In their recent topic Y6 studied ‘Vocation and Commitment’ and explored the sacrament of Ordination. 

 What do you think your calling from God is? 

 How will you be committed to that role?

  Our pupils live out their vocations in ways which include:

· Prayer Monitors

· Y5 Retreat

· Collective Worship leaders

· Classroom monitors

· Y6 House captains, Vice captains, clerk, Sport captains

· Anti-Bullying ambassadors

· Health and Safety Junior Committee

· Digital Leaders

· Play Leaders

· Buddies for younger pupils during Collective Worship and throughout the school day

 We are very proud of the roles and responsibilities that our pupils lead the school, We are one family- our children look after each other just like Jesus looks after each member of His family.

School ‘Buddies’ in Action

 St. Patrick’s School ‘Buddies’ help, support and guide the younger members of St. Patrick’s School Community.

‘Minnie Vinnies’

 ‘Minnie Vinnies’ support school and community projects. They are currently leading ‘well being warriors’ at lunchtimes, supporting groups of children in developing their relationship with God through prayer.

House Teams

At St. Patrick’s  Primary School we believe all children should be given a sense of belonging within our school community through encouragement to be positive role models and part of a supportive team.

The House system creates friendly competition, promotes good work and behaviour, encourages teamwork, provides opportunities to take on responsibilities and brings everyone in the school together.

Every child who attends our school is assigned to one of four ‘houses’. Each house is made up of pupils of different ages from Year 1 through to the Year 6.

There are four houses at St. Patrick’s, which are each led by children elected from Year 6.

School Council

Our school council has worked very hard as part of the Maun Valley Citizenship Group. This dedicated group of local schools, churches and other organisations came together to campaign for safer roads around school and to support the local community ‘Loneliness’ campaign.

St. Patrick’s School Prayer

Lord, bless our school,

so that by working together, playing together and praying together,

We may learn to love one another and serve you through Jesus Christ Our Lord,


Prayer for the Beginning of the School Day

O my God you love me,

You’re with me night and day.

I want to love you always,

In all I do and say.

I’ll try to please you, father.

Bless me through the day.


Prayer before Lunch

Bless us O God

As we sit together.

Bless the food we eat today.

Bless the hands that make the food.

Bless us O God.


Prayer after Lunch

Thank you God

For the food we have eaten.

Thank you God

For all our friends.
Thank you God for everything.

Thank you God.


Prayer at the End of the School Day

God our Father,

We come to say,

Thank you for your love today.

Thank you for my family

And all the friends you give to me.

Guard me in the dark of night

And in the morning send your light.


Our children in Y1 to Y6 are split into 6 houses. These house teams have been named with support from the pupils in the houses. Each house has also been given a colour which then corresponds to badges which the children wear. The houses have a base class room and have a dedicated member of the teaching team to lead their house.

Our Lady of Lourdes

Saint Patrick

Saint Oscar Romero

Saint George

Saint Bernadette

St Therese Of Lisieux

Within our houses our Y6 pupils have leadership roles. These are:

  • House captain
  • Vice House captain
  • Health and Safety
  • Chaplaincy

Our house and vice house captains also make up our school council. They play a vital role in the development of our school through their pupil voice.