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Oakgrove Integrated Primary & Nursery School, Limavady

R.E. at Oakgrove

Central to the teaching of R.E. in any primary school in Northern Ireland is the Core syllabus as agreed by the four main Christian Churches in Northern Ireland.  At Key Stages 1 & 2, the syllabus has 3 areas:

  • The Revelation of God
  • The Christain Church
  • Morality

The Core Syllabus does not introduce the study of world religions until Key Stage 3 at which point they are optional.

CEA information for Foundation Stage

CEA information for Key Stage 1 & 2

The Core Syllabus is treated as core, as 'the main part', however, it is important in a integrated school, and in any school that sees itself as part of a multi=cultural society and global community, to study other religions.  Aside from various Christian denominations, a variety of other religions, faitsh and none. are respresented in the school.

Approaches to RE:

Teachers try to make R.E. Relevant, Integrated and Inclusive.

Our children are supported in these areas as well as the Roman Catholic children being prepared for Children's Masses, the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation.  It is our aim to support children to grow in their own faith and to learn about the faith of others, including the main world religions, such as Christianity, Buddism, Islam, Sikhism, Judaism, Jehovahs Witness and Bahai, as well as looking at the Agnostic beliefs.

We have daily prayers and assembly three times a week.

We are supported by all the local churches, receive visits from local clergy and visit the local churches for services, including Harvest and Christmas Carol Service.

We appreciate the support of:

Rev D McBeth, All Saints Church of Ireland Church, Clooney, All Saints Clooney

Fr S O'Donnell, St Columb's Church, Chapel Road Waterside Parish

Rev P. Linkens, Ebrington Presbyterian Church Ebrington Presbyterian Church

Rev P. MurrayClooney Hall Methodist Church Methodist City Mission

Rev Monroe, Bahai

The Staff at St Oliver Plunkett Church, Strathfoyle

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints

Members of the Children's Evangelical Fellowship

Members of the Jehovah's Witness Community

Presentation of our Service of Enrolment Certificates

We were delighted that Fr Sean O'Donnell was able to present the children of Primary 4 with their certificate for Enrolment for their Sacraments of First Confession and First Holy Communion.  The children are working hard in preparation for these sacraments.

 

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