Collective Worship

 “For where two or three come together in my name, I am there with them.” Matthew 18: 20

Collective Worship is central to our Catholic faith as a special way of Encountering Christ in our daily lives and through encountering Him, we feel loved. The school nurtures and promotes the Catholic faith through its programme of Religious Education and the day-to-day organisation and relationships so that the spiritual presence of Jesus Christ is clearly evident to all and His teachings are reflected in every aspect of school life.

At Saint Norbert’s we endeavour to make all acts of worship engaging and accessible for all, with Scripture rooted at its heart. Collective Worship should enable children and adults to hear and understand the message, give space to reflect and feel and inspire Discipleship and Missionary Discipleship through actions going forth.

Saint Norbert’s celebrates the Word through Liturgy and Mass both at school and at church and we work closely with the Parish to ensure that there is harmony between themes, actions, prayers and responses so that children are confident to worship and live their faith beyond the school day.

Traditional Catholic Prayers

Collective Worship

The school gathers together on a daily basis to share in the Good News. Each day there is a different focus for the worship. In addition to this, children in each class engage with the Word as a class and have the opportunity to reflect and evaluate Whole School Collective Worships. Children in KS2 classes plan, prepare and lead their own liturgies and acts of worship in class daily.

 Collective Worship Timetable 2021/22

MondayGospel WorshipTo reflect upon the Gospel reading of the previous SundayAll Teaching StaffMS Teams Whole School Gospel Worship or Mark 10 Mission online worship
TuesdayKey Stage WorshipTo follow the Statements To Live ByClass Teachers on a rotaVia MS Teams in Key Stages
WednesdayClass WorshipTo join together as a community to celebrate learning in the RE curriculumEach year group on a rota. Parents are invited to attend this worshipVia MS Teams Children lead liturgy to Whole School
ThursdayPraise and Worship/Values/ Virtues WorshipTo sing praise and practise hymn for forthcoming celebrations Celebrate learning about the value of month/ Catholic Virtue of the TermTwo members of teaching staff on a rota Teaching StaffVia MS Teams – Values based worship (Value of the Month or Catholic Virtue of the Term) Whole School
FridayCelebration WorshipTo reflect and celebrate on the achievements of the week. Learn about other significant eventsHead teacherVia MS Teams Celebration Worship Whole School

MONDAY– Gospel Worship at 2.50pm

TUESDAY– Key Stage Worship at 2.50pm

WEDNESDAY– Class Worship at 2.50pm

THURSDAY– Values / Virtues / Praise and Worship at 2.50pm

FRIDAY– Celebration Worship at 2.50pm

Gospel Worship– this is an opportunity to share and reflect upon the Gospel reading from the Sunday Mass.

Key Stage Worship– children meet as a Key Stage to share the Scripture following the pattern of Statements to Live By, as directed by the Diocese.

Class Worship– Each class takes it in turn to lead a worship for the whole school.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to share in this worship at 2.50pm

Values/ Virtues/ Praise and Worship– Each week staff lead pupils in worship to focus on either our Catholic Virtue of the Term or the Value of the Month. On alternate weeks, children have the opportunity to sing collectively and learn new songs of praise.

Celebration Worship– this worship is focussed upon celebrating the learning that has taken place each week. One child from each class is selected and presented with a certificate for ‘pupil of the week’, recognising the excellence shown in their learning.

Parents are invited to join us for Class Mass, Class Collective Worship and other liturgical celebrations held in school and church.

Class Collective Worships are held in the hall and Class Mass/Prayer Services are held in the classrooms- a list of all dates for Class Collective Worships and Class Masses are available on the school diary on the front page of the school website.

Article 14- You have the right to choose your own religion and beliefs. Your parents should help you decide what is right and what is wrong, and what is