“God is love, and he who lives in love lives in God, and God lives in him” (1 Jn 4:16)
Our mission is to provide an excellent Catholic education for all our students which enables them to respond to the call of Christ throughout their lives.
Caritas – the love which is God – is the golden thread running through everything we do. We welcome and accept all our students and staff as unique individuals created in the image of God. We treat one another with kindness and respect. We are a community of Caritas where everyone feels safe, supported and inspired to make a difference in our local, national and global communities.
We strive for the highest quality of learning and teaching that inspires us all to discover and develop our God-given gifts and talents, to excel in the present and aim high for the future.
We seek to live out this mission statement in partnership with the home and parish.
Caritas: All we do at our Christian school is modelled on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. He taught us that the greatest commandment is to love your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind and that the second is to love your neighbour as yourself. Everything we do – our work, our play, our acts of worship – is for the greater glory of God. We also love one another. That means that we look after each other, reject all forms of anti social behaviour, including bullying, and take pride in how we present ourselves and our community.
Excellence: All of our staff and students are children of God and have been made in His image. We all have god given talents and it is our responsibility (and our joy) to discover these and develop them to the full. We strive for excellence in all that we do – in our teaching, our learning, our physical and creative pursuits. Though we have different starting points we strive to be the best that we can be. We measure that through the progress that we make.
Together: We are a community because we support each other and do things – pray, work, play, eat – together. No one gets left behind.
2020 Vision Statement
Cardinal Newman Catholic School is dedicated to achieving Excellence for all. Our vision is to create a joyful community of Caritas where Together we support, inspire and care for one another, placing Christ at the centre of all that we do. We will achieve this through:
- Developing a praying, worshipping community
- Ensuring high quality, inspirational teaching and learning
- Ensuring consistently high outcomes for all, especially the vulnerable and disadvantaged
- Developing dynamic and accountable leadership at all levels
- Engaging our students through a rich, broad and balanced curriculum
- Providing first class resources and state-of-the-art facilities
- Ensuring a safe, secure and caring learning environment
- Developing curious passionate independent learners at Post 16
A Meditation by John Henry Newman
God has created me to do Him
some definite service.
He has committed some work to me,
which He has not committed to another.
I am a link in a chain,
a bond of connection between persons.
He has not created me for naught.
I shall do good I shall do His work.
‘Caritas’ Code of Conduct
The school motto ‘Caritas’ should be reflected in the students’ behaviour and attitude in and around the school and towards other students. This Code of Conduct exists to create a positive environment for each of us. Students have a responsibility to recognise the rights of others, including the right to learn. Teachers are here to teach, guide and support students and should be respected at all times. Polite and appropriate behaviour is expected of us. All students are given the opportunity to achieve personal success. We will offer them positive support.