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Newman Catholic College

NewmanCatholic College

Catholic Ethos

God has created me to do Him some definite service. I have my mission. I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. I shall do good; I shall do His workBlessed John Henry Newman

Newman Catholic College seeks to develop the whole person. We are a Catholic School inspired in our mission by the vision of life that is found in the teaching of the Gospel, the Church, sacramental life and in Jesus Christ, who came that we ‘may have life and have it to the full’.

In striving to fulfil this mission we reflect the spirit of our patron; Blessed John Henry Newman. In practice this means that we seek to: encourage, support and inspire young people and the wider school community in the journey of faith; create a community where everyone contributes, everyone counts and everyone succeeds.

Students are valued and respected. We develop the intellectual, creative, physical, spiritual and religious potential of every pupil and encourage involvement in extra-curricular activities such as sport, music, drama and community service.

We work in partnership with parents, parishes, feeder schools, and the wider community in a spirit of mutual service for the benefit of all. We prepare our young people for life beyond school as citizens in the community and to enable them to serve as examples to moral and spiritual values in the world, developing a sense of justice so that they ‘act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with God’. (Micah 6:8)

Our charity work demonstrates our willingness to help others outside the school community, whether locally, nationally or internationally. Students and staff participate in a wide range of charitable events and fund raising activities. Our support of CAFOD in its efforts to relieve poverty in the developing world also educates our students.