Catholic Social Teaching

As a Catholic school we believe that the education, guidance and challenge pupils receive in school should permeate and be evident in all aspects of their lives. 

Pupils understand the commitment of the teaching and example of Jesus as expressed in the Gospels; developing an understanding of catholic Social Teaching and their role within this. They are given regular opportunities to study scripture and evidence for this is encompassed in all aspects of their Catholic life.

God has a plan for our creation and how we should live our lives, this is evident through all aspects of St Vincent's life. Our belief in God, is not limited to Mass on Sunday or Feast Days but should be evident as we teach the children about growing up in the modern world as responsible global citizens. The seven principles of Catholic Social Teaching that we are called to uphold are:

Seven Major Themes of Catholic Social Teaching

  • Human Dignity, 
  • Common Good,
  • Participation
  • Subsidiarity
  • Stewardship
  • Preferential Option for the Poor
  • Solidarity
  • Distributive Justice
  • Promoting Peace

Link to more information: Catholic social teaching principles | CAFOD