The school motto `Walk then as children of the Light` is lived out daily through the many positive interactions based on mutual respect, tolerance and rooted in Gospel values. Christ is at the heart of all aspects of school life.

Mission Statement

Through Jesus, we develop the uniqueness of all children by providing an exciting, engaging education, in an inspiring environment, with loving people.

St Gerard’s Catholic Primary School will:

  • Welcome everyone with open arms.
  • Teach you about Jesus and how he wants you to live your life to the full.
  • Provide you with an exciting, extraordinary education.
  • Listen to you and help you as best we can
  • Make your days in school: safe, fun and challenging so you can find happiness in everything you do.

Vision Statement

For every child, we aspire to develop their unique gifts and personal success so that they grow as disciples of faith, hope and love. Our vision is for all children to:

  • Develop a unique relationship with God.
  • Aspire to achieve their own personal success.
  • Develop a life-long love of learning.
  • Always try their best.
  • Have the confidence to persevere and be resilient in all that they do.
  • Become responsible and productive citizens.
  • Be equipped for the challenges of the world they live in.

Virtues and Values Statement

(Known by the children as the ‘Be Attitudes’)

As Catholics, we desire to follow the teachings of the Gospel. We look to scripture for revelation from God which will guide us in the way he wants us to live. In the Gospels, and through our many church traditions, we find the person of Jesus. Through his teachings and interactions with people, he shows us the way to live our lives.

The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-17) encapsulate the values we want to live by and that we would want to nurture and develop in all the children that we care for.

Our main virtues are:



Generosity of spirit






Staying power