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As a Catholic School the religious development of our children is a most important element of the daily life of our school. The essence of our school is evidenced in the way we “learn together and grow together”.

At St. John’s P.S. each child grows up in the practice of prayers and devotion to the church. The new R.E.programme Grow In Love is being implemented in Years 1-7 throughout 2016-17. We celebrate the beginning of each new school year with a school mass for the entire school community.

During Catholic Schools Week we host Grandparents’ Day celebrations. For our school community this signifies the handing on of the faith and it is a very important day in our school year.

Throughout the year our Year 4 children participate in the liturgy at the Vigil Mass in St Mary’s Church on Sunday mornings at 10.30am. The programme includes the child's parents and contributes greatly to the faith development of the children.

School assemblies with a religious, moral or biblical theme are held on a regular basis and parents are invited to attend when their child’s class is involved. The teachers and chaplain work closely with the children and the parents in preparation for the sacramental gifts of First Communion, Reconciliation and Confirmation.

If parents wish to withdraw children from R.E. lessons, this can be arranged.


Charity work is central to our Catholic ethos and every year we engage the pupils and their families in charitable events.

This year we supported:

• Trocaire

• Foyle Search and Rescue

• Society of St. Vincent de Paul

  • Apex/Children in Crossfire
  • Purchase of a school defibrillator
  • Alzheimers Society 
  • Heart start
  • ​Mary's Meals 



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