St. Chad's Catholic Primary School, Catholic Lane, Sedgley, Dudley

Living Our Faith

Our Catholic faith is at the very heart of our school and is evident as soon as you step through our doors in what you will see, hear and feel inside St. Chad's.

We all work hard to make sure that everyone is treated with care and respect. Everyone is made to feel special and helped to realise their God-given talents. Every member of our school community, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, is welcomed and valued.

Our entire curriculum and school culture is based on the teachings of Christ and children are taught to become kind, respectful, forgiving and caring young people. Great care is taken to make links between the teachings of Jesus and how we behave and treat others.

Our close link with our Parishes are very important to us and our school chaplain is the Parish Priest, Father Paul. All of our assemblies and prayer services throughout the week are rooted in the teachings of Jesus.

We have daily acts of collective worship, assemblies, hymn practices and prayer services. Our children also pray regularly throughout the day in their classrooms. Parents are invited to join us throughout the year for special focused assemblies led by different classes.


A display depitcting all the Priests who have served St. Chad's over the years.
 
A display celebrating the 225th Anniversary of the Mission in Sedgley.

Weekly Mass


Father Paul saying Mass for us in school during the winter months.

The whole school attends Mass every Thursday morning at 9.10am either in St. Chad's Church or in the school hall (depending on the time of year) along with members of our parish.

Children read, sing and pray together and make our Masses beautiful celebrations of the Eucharist.

Charities

We support lots of charities throughout the year and staff, children and their families are always extremely generous in their support of others. Money is raised through fund raising events: raffles, sales, sponsored events, and community collections.

In the last year we have made donations to: Cafod; Macmillan Cancer, Father Hudson's Society, Samaritan's purse, and appeals in Rwanda and Tanzania.

During Lent the children participate in Funday to raise money for our Lenten charities. This raises a wonderful amount of money and shows that our children and their families take their Christian responsibilities seriously and are happy to help others less fortunate than themselves. To raise this money the children wear pyjamas, have mad hair, wear their jeans or wear odd socks – every week during Lent we support a different charity. It is during Lent that we raise the money to sponsor the education of two students in Rwanda.