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Catholic Social Teaching 

Spring 1- Solidarity 

In Spring 1 as a school we are focused on Solidarity. 

The Catholic social teaching principle of solidarity is about recognising others as our brothers and sisters and actively working for their good. In our connected humanity, we are invited to build relationships to understand what life is like for others who are different from us. -https://www.caritas.org.nz/catholic-social-teaching/solidarity#:~:text=The%20Catholic%20social%20teaching%20principle,who%20are%20different%20from%20us.

 

"We are one  human family whatever our national, racial, ethnic, economic, and ideological  differences. We are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, wherever they may be.  Loving our neighbor has global dimensions in a shrinking world. At the core of  the virtue of solidarity is the pursuit of justice and peace. Pope Paul VI  taught that “if you want peace, work for justice.”1 The Gospel calls us to be  peacemakers. Our love for all our sisters and brothers demands that we promote  peace in a world surrounded by violence and conflict." 
https://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/catholic-social-teaching/solidarity

Autumn 2- Rights and Responsibilities

In Autumn 2 we are considering rights and responsibilities. 

  1. I have the right to be heard.
    I have the responsibility to listen.
  2. I have the right to learn.
    I have the responsibility to allow others to learn.
  3. I have the right to feel safe.

 I have the responsibility to ensure the safety of others.

  1. I have the right to an education.

 I have the responsibility to be on time and attend.

  1. I have the right to positive emotional support
    I have the responsibility to create a positive environment for others.
  2. I have the right to be treated with respect.

I have the responsibility to treat others with respect.

In year 1 in History, we are learning about Kings and Queens. We considering if the Kings and Queens that we learn about used their responsibilities that they had for their people well. We also learning about the book "I want my hat back" and considering if we think that the Bear was responsible for his actions. 

Autumn 1- Dignity of the human person

In Autumn we thought about the dignity of the human person. 
In year 1 in Geography we learnt about the different continents. We considered the dignity of each person even though we live in different parts of the world. 

On the inset day in September, all staff explored the different elements of catholic social teaching. We are going to focus on one for each half term. Staff looked through the book choices and the different topics to see if any could link to different elements of CTS.