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Faith Development

 easter-crossWe are supported by many clergy in our Deanery. Working together with the RE and supported by the Music, Welsh and English departments and pastoral staff of the school, our clergy help pupils and staff grow in their relationships with God and with one another.

Every school week begins with a time of prayer and reflection for staff. Members of staff take turns to lead prayer at 8.30 in the Chapel on a Monday morning. Each Year Group has one Assembly each week. On other days, prayer forms part of each class’s morning registration period.

The cycle of life for the school each year includes Masses and times of prayer to mark new entrants and leavers. A Carol Service is held each winter, and a penitential service in Lent. The school also holds its own celebration in honour of pupils who have made their Confirmation in their parishes.

All pupils in year 7 are taken to Llantarnam Abbey for a spiritual retreat. Pupils in years 10,11,12 and 13 are given the opportunity to make a three or four day retreat at St Cassian’s Centre in Kintbury.



Congratulations to students from Year 8 who were confirmed recently. We pray for the Holy Spirit to continue to be part of their spiritual journey and in coming to know our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Easter Egg Raffle

Thanks to all staff who donated Easter eggs to our raffle.
Over 90 eggs were given to students.
All monies raised will go to CAFOD




Lenten Activities

The story of Jesus' suffering, death and Resurrection are at the heart of our faith so in RE lessons learners in Years 7 and 8 took part in the Lenten walk reflecting upon the significant events in the final week of Jesus' life.

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Visitors from Pontypridd's Christian Charity retold the Passion of Christ to Year 9 through the television series 24.

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 Shoe Box Appeal

Our Junior SVP group organising our Shoe box appeal

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 Visit to the Senedd

Our learners join Arch-bishop George Stack and learners from other Catholic secondary schools in the Arch-diocese on a visit to the National Assembly where they toured the assembly, took part in a debate with other schools and watched First Ministers questions taking place in the chamber.

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