THE PARISH HAS VERY GOOD LINKS WITH THE SCHOOLS THAT PROVIDE EDUCATION FOR OUR CHILDREN
ST MARY'S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL
"In St Mary's Catholic School, we are working to form a 'Partnership in Education' between this school, our homes and parish based on the teaching of Christ for the benefit of all our children and those who are associated with the school."
St Mary's School caters for the religious and educational needs of Catholic children age 4-11 years. The school has a large catchment area, including Canton, Riverside, Pontcanna, Leckwith, Victoria Park and part of Llandaff. The present number of pupils on roll is approximately 220.The staff, both teaching and non teaching, work together as a dedicated team and the school's present development is the latest stage in the growth of an educational establishment with a rich spiritual and academic heritage.
In recent years, the background of the school community has widened from the school's origins which served the needs of the immediate local Catholic population. A strength of the school is the rich cultural, national and varying linguistic background of the children and their parents. Presently, we have Catholic children on roll with origins from six continents who between them speak at least ten different languages - a truly 'universal' Catholic community.In line with our Mission Statement, parents play a full and active part in the life of the school and are very supportive of all its activities. There is an extremely strong and well supported Parents Association, which provides a wide range of social events and fund raising activities to support the school. St Mary's Playgroup moved onto the school site in 2003 and continues to flourish.
The school has strong links with our parish community. Many parishioners are able to give some voluntary time (subject to appropriate clearance) to work alongside staff in support of the children. Volunteers are always welcome! In partnership with our Parish Catechists, a joint sacramental First Communion Programme is shared between the school where teaching staff, our parish priests and the parish catechists work closely together in preparing the children for First Reconciliation and Holy Communion.Why not visit the school website on:
MARY IMMACULATE HIGH SCHOOL
Mary Immaculate is a designated Catholic Secondary School housed in new purpose built accommodation in a pleasant rural setting. Mary Immaculate is a relatively small high school with a role currently around 650. The schools' Mission Statement is "Achieving the best for all in a Catholic learning Community."
The school prides itself on the care and commitment shown to its pupils in line with its strong Catholic ethos. The school has the services of a Chaplain in the school on a daily basis. The school's teaching and support staff are committed to the Mission Statement. Pupils largely are from four Catholic primary schools across the south west of Cardiff. These are in addition to St Mary's, St Cuthbert's (Cardiff Bay), St Francis (Ely), St Patrick's (Grangetown). The school has close links with all its partner primary schools as well as St David's College, which is the Catholic 6th Form College in Cardiff. Why not visit the school website on:
ST DAVID'S CATHOLIC COLLEGE
St David's is the designated sixth form college for St Mary's Parish.Why not visit the college website on: