Christ Church School is a two-
Christ Church is very proud of its school which moved twenty five years ago to a new site in the north of the parish. The links between the two are strong and are of great mutual importance . Efforts continue to make the most of this relationship.
Most Christ Church School pupils live in the immediate catchment area, within a ward of high socio-
Not all staff are practising Christians, but each member supports the strong Christian ethos of the school in line with its mission statement.
The parish clergy lead Collective Worship each week, say Mass in school every Thursday afternoon and support Religious Education teaching. Clergy are part of the school team and attend social and fundraising activities. The Rector is an active ex-
Members of the Christ Church congregation serve as Foundation Governors. Each governor is linked to a particular curriculum area.
There are regular Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 masses to which families of the school and members of the congregation are welcomed.
Pupils contribute to life at Christ Church by performing music, reading, leading intercessions, acting, serving and welcoming the congregation at different Sunday Masses such as Advent, Education Sunday and Mothering Sunday. School displays contribute to church exhibitions and festivals.
Christ Church building serves as a valuable resource for RE, art, culture, citizenship, history, design technology and other areas of the curriculum as well as promoting SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural)
PALS (Praise and Learning on Sundays)
PALS is the name we devised for our Sunday School to make it sound less like teaching and more about worship and exploring.
We have a brightly-
The teaching follows the liturgical calendar, or theme, over a few weeks. PALS meets during term time with breaks for Easter, Summer and Christmas. This allows leaders time to enjoy the mass and also for the children to attend if they would like to. The Calvary Chapel is always available should a parent need to take a child out for a time, and books and toys are kept there.
Our Uniformed Groups: Beavers, Cubs, and Scouts
The 9th Hastings (Christ Church) Scout Group celebrated 100 years of activity in 2009. It has a thriving and enthusiastic Beaver colony, Cub pack and Scout troop. These sections are run by well trained leaders and provide exciting, adventurous and stimulating activities for boys and girls aged from 6 -
The Group attends two Church Parades each year; one in April at St George’s-
The Group badge and motto show three nails of the cross and represent St Francis’s stigmata, the motto being ‘we bear the wounds of Christ`. The group has an Executive Committee which consists of the section leaders, a Chairman , Treasurer, Secretary and Parent representative, the Rector is invited to attend as the group is supported by the Church. The trustees form the Executive Committee, raising funds and supporting Group activities to ensure it is able to function successfully.
Uniformed groups meet in the Parish Centre adjacent to the church.