Spirituality in our School
Spirituality is commonly referred to as our relationship with ourselves, to others, to the world and to what lies beyond (for believers, God). It essentially makes us who we are. One approach which we often use is linked to 'windows, mirrors and doors'.
Windows: we like to provide children and adults in school with opportunities to become more aware of the world in new ways, to wonder about life's 'wows' (things that are amazing) and 'ows' (the things that bring us up short). Everyone learns about life in all its fullness.
Mirrors: this is about allowing children and adults to reflect on their experiences, to meditate on life's big questions and to consider some possible answers. Everyone learns from life by exploring their own views and the perspectives of others.
Doors: we give opportunities for children and adults to respond to all of this, to do something creative as a way of expressing, applying and developing their thoughts. Everyone learns to live by putting into action what they are coming to believe and value.