Our House Saints
At St Charles', we want our children to follow the example set to them by the saints. Therefore, each child in our school family is placed into a house team which is named after an inspirational saint.
Our house saints are:
- St Bernadette
- St Francis of Assisi
- St Oscar Romero
- St Therese of Lisieux
The contributions of the saints can never be under-estimated nor indeed can the contribution our children make to their families, our school, the community and the wider world. Little people are capable of great things. We know that we want our children to know and believe that too.
Just like St Bernadette, we want their hearts to be open to the words of God and to follow the path He has set out for them. Though young, she found the strength to face those she viewed as much more important and, despite being laughed at, went back time and again seeking to do God’s will. Her resilience is an example to all of how the young can make a real difference.
St Francis of Assisi
St Francis of Assisi cared for everyone and everything. A lover of all of God’s creation, he showed us the importance of love for everyone: those in need, those sick and those who felt they had no one else. He found a way to make life that little bit easier for everyone he came into contact with showing compassion and empathy. We want our children to recognize the needs of those around them: both near and far and reach out to help.
St Oscar Romero
St Oscar Romero stood up for the rights of others which eventually led to his death. He believed strongly that all people were created equal and that as such they should be treated fairly and with justice. He was determined that those with a voice should speak up for those who had no voice. He taught those of his time and those to follow that we must aspire to be more and not to have more. Following the message of St Oscar Romero, we want our children to aspire to be the best that they can be and in doing so lift others and help them to see their worth.
St Therese of Lisieux
Every little thing she did, she did with love and joy. St Therese of Lisieux, the little flower, knew what it was to face difficulties yet she never let that stop her from spreading happiness. Her actions however small, were done with a smile and filled with love. She called these her ‘Little ways’ and her life can inspire us in our little ways that can change the world around us. We want our children to lead lives filled with happiness that in turn spread happiness to those around them.