At St. Augustine’s School we promote good citizenship in a variety of ways. The children have opportunities to hold various positions of responsibility in school aiming to serve each other and improve life in and around school.
The most important people in our school are our children and their voice is of paramount importance.
At the beginning of each academic year two children from each Key Stage 2 Class are voted by their peers to be part of the RE Council.
These specially selected pupils lay a very important role in the Catholic Life of St. Augustine’s. They follow a vocation to serve others and lead them in Faith.
Their job is to:
“We love and learn together by growing in friendship with Jesus”
The children from Year 4 to Year 6 have the opportunity to join the Mini Vinnies group, which meets once a fortnight.
The children in the group pledge to make a difference in the world by:
At St. Augustine’s we have 4 Family Groups – Canterbury, Harvington, Walsingham and Westminster. These places have been carefully chosen as they are places of pilgrimage for Catholics and the children learn about the important place for their family group. When the children enter Year 1 they become part of one of the Families and remain with that family throughout their time at St. Augustine’s Two children (1 boy and 1 girl) from Year 6 become Family Leaders for each of the four family groups. The Family Leaders are voted for by their peers and also the Senior Leadership Team. The Family Leaders need to be pupils who are good role models within school as they carry out different responsibilities. Examples of these responsibilities include welcoming visitors to school, collecting and counting up family points and supporting in assemblies.
We are very proud to have some altar servers participating at St Augustine’s Church each week and supporting our School Masses. Anyone from Year 4, who has made their First Holy Communion, can become an altar server, once they carry out the required training.
The primary role of the altar server is to assist the priest in the celebration of the liturgy during Mass. This is done through specific actions and by setting an example to the congregation by active participation in the liturgy (hymns, responses, etc.) and sitting or standing at the appropriate times.