Welcome to the Religious Education Department
Martina Davidson – Head of Department
Religious Education Information
Of course, we all know that Religious Education is much more than simply an examination subject and the department continues to go from strength to strength. Through the RE curriculum, we aim to provide the atmosphere and resources by which pupils can explore their faith in an intelligent and informed way, so that when they leave school they are able to make a mature adult and Christian commitment to God, to others and to life in the world which faces them.
The girls throughout their time at St Cecilia’s are given many opportunities to grow and develop their relationship with God from annual retreats, participation in the John Paul Award and a liturgical life that explores Christian beliefs and values.
This year we have had the privilege of being involved in the Sister Clare Crockett retreat and the Sisters of the Home of the Mother lead our year 13 and 14 retreat in St Mary’s Chapel .
Our girls have continued to support many local and global charities. We had St Vincent de Paul toy appeal, the Mother Teresa Lenten Campaign, Relay for Life and Trocaire. Girls completed sponsored walks and silences, bun sales and a sweet shop to help raise money.
We have been blessed with our school Oratory, which is open all day and is an ideal setting for quiet prayer or meditation. We have morning adoration and the Rosary held in our Oratory. Last year the R.E department started a Children of the Eucharist programme. Where classes were given time for quiet prayer in adoration. Every Monday morning we have a liturgical assembly led by members of staff and throughout the week the form classes led the assemblies. The liturgical life of the school continues to be of prime importance, as we foster the Catholic Ethos and encourage pupils to enter into public worship.