To provide a high quality Christian education for all children enabling them to achieve their full potential in a safe and caring environment.
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The Briars ( Youth retreat)
Reach 4 - Contact: Vickers,email@example.com
Our local Catholic Churches are:
Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Church, Gibfield Lane, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1WA Phone 01773 822182
and: St Josephs, 94 Butterley Hill, Ripley DE5 3LW 01773 743336. Fr Michael Kirkham - Parish Priest - Belper and Duffield. Fr Joseph Keogh Parish Priest Ripley. St Elizabeth's school serve both these Parishes.
Local church - community
Mass in school for Ash Wednesday - 1st March 2017
Early Years CELEbrating - People celebrate in Church
Year 1 special people - People in the parish family
Year 2 Books - The books used in Church
Year 3 Journeys - Christian family's journey with Christ
Year 4 Community - Life in the local Christian community and ministries in the parish
Year 5 mission - Continuing Jesus' mission in diocese (ecumenism)
Year 6 sources - the Bible, the special book for the Church.
Domestic church - family
Early Years Myself - God knows and loves each one
Year 1 Families - God's love and care for every family
Year 2 Beginnings - God is present in every beginning
Year 3 Homes - God's vision for every family
Year 4 People - The family of God in Scripture
Year 5 Ourselves - Created in the image and likeness of God
Year 6 Loving - God who never stops loving
November 1st All Saints Day - Mass in school at 9.30am
Other Churches in Belper:
St Peters - www.stpetersparishbelper.org.uk
Christ Church Belper: www.achurchnearyou.com
Belper Baptist Church: www.belperbaptist.org
Our Charity Work
We support many charities both local, national and international. It is important for both staff and children to follow our mission and tradition of the founders of the school the Franciscan Sisters Minoress ( FSM) in helping those less fortunate than ourselves. Our school wears the brown of St Francis reflecting our care for the poor and uphold the ethos of St Elizabeth of Hungary by helping the sick and hungry.
Last year we raised £300 for CAFOD, £80 for the local poppy appeal, donated 83 christmas shoe boxes and £250 for the Padley centre in Derby ( homeless support centre) and donated tins for the local food bank ( Belper Hope). Our main overseas support is for St Teresa's in Quazululand Africa. For the past 5 years we have provided food for their soup kitchen and furniture for the dining area. We were lucky when last year two of the Sisters visited our school and talked to the children about the school and children in Africa.
The minories are a group open to any child attending St Elizabeth's School. They meet weekly to learn about the life of St Francis and try to lead a lifestyle that follows his ways of kindness to all. Sr Bernadette provides our pastoral support to both staff and children and the Minories group follow a programme devised by Sr Marianne of the FSM which is delivered by Mrs Gannon and Mrs Worth.
Is our wrap around care - breakfast, after school and holiday club. Here too, the Catholic ethos is followed as the club is managed by a Catholic - Mrs Mason.
Our Governors: ( Foundation governors are appointed by the Bishop of Nottingham)
Mrs B Wareing ( Chair) Foundation, Sr M. Kilkey Foundation
Sr B Cawley Foundation, Mr S Brind Foundation
Mr R Stani Foundation Mr S Shyby Foundation
Mrs M J Booth Foundation
Mrs R Ingham Local Authority
Staff Mr B. Lowe Headteacher Mr A Shaefer Staff
Mrs L Tomlinson Parent governor ( Vice Chair)
Mrs L Crowder Parent Governor ( Vice Chair)
Associate Mrs A Cooke