St Mary's Catholic Primary School - Ysgol Gynradd Gatholig y Santes Fair

Mission Day

Mission Day 2024

Our first ever Mission Day, held on 2nd February 2024 to coincide with the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, was a wonderful event in which all children were able to consider what our mission statement means and how we can live up to it.

 “We live, learn and grow together in Jesus”

Canon Adrian came in to celebrate a special Mass with us and our liturgical dance troupe performed a thought-provoking reflection on our mission statement. 

Throughout the rest of the day, the children went through a carousel of activities with different members of staff on the theme of either living, learning or growing together in Jesus.

 The children in Years 1 and 2 learnt our school song in Welsh, made Bible bookmarks and read some Bible stories.

The children in Years 3 and 4 found out about the symbolism of our school badge and they did some of their own liturgical dance based on our mission statement.

The Year 5s and 6s did a great job working together to write our new school prayer: 


Dear Lord,

Be our example for how to treat each other.

  Fill our hearts with friendship and forgiveness. 

Grant us the faith and courage we need to do things that are hard. 

May hope fill our hearts and help us love one another.

We will live, learn and grow together in your footsteps

  And be the best, kindest, most helpful and loving people we can be.

The Year 5 and 6 children were also lucky enough to be visited by the Faith in Action group from St Richard Gwyn, who led a session on the parable of the sower.

Our Mini Vinnies visited Rhiwlas care home, chatting to residents and playing games with them.








All children contributed to our new Mission Tree, which takes pride of place in the hall. Every child’s and staff member's name and face are on the tree. It was a special day and one that leaves a great legacy too.