Our Lady of Grace Catholic Infant School

The All Saints' Trust

The Common Good

God wants us to help people who are poor, who don’t have enough food,
 a safe place to live, or a community."

It is the mission of all Catholic schools that we contribute to the ‘common good’ of our community and society as a whole and raise the plight of those in the world less fortunate than ourselves, in response to the Church’s teaching on social justice.  Simple acts of kindness help to raise awareness of the difficulties people have to suffer.  With this in mind we encourage our children, families and community to support many causes - local, national and global.

Matthew 6: 24 - Jesus says:  "You cannot serve both God and money".  Here, Jesus was teaching us about the common good: how we should see what is best for everyone - beginning with the last, the least, the most forgotten in our society.  We strive to be witnesses to Christ in the world through our words and actions.

Fundraising

The School actively engages in charitable outreach which benefits not only those in need but our pupils by developing their social responsibility.  We have supported the following charities:

CAFOD
the Catholic Children's Society
Ashford Place
Brent Food Bank
Ukraine

We are proud to have also supported the following charities in the past: HCPT, Saint Vincent de Paul Society; Marie Curie Hospice, Hampstead; Macmillan Nurses; Operation Christmas Child; Great Ormond Street Hospital, Winston's Wish  and Jeans for Genes.

Odd Socks Day
The children wore odd socks to school to raise awareness of anti-bullying week.

Christmas Jumper Day 
The children wore a Christmas jumper to school to raise money for the homeless - Crisis at Christmas. 

Being a Fairtrade School

We believe it is really important to support those around the world who are less fortunate and to ensure that our children are educated in how they can make a difference in the world.

We are working towards renewing Fairtrade School status.  Becoming a Fairtrade School means joining a worldwide movement- a movement where young people learn that whatever their age, they have the power to make a difference in the world. It offers a great opportunity to look at global issues such as where our food comes from and how we are connected to people around the world.

It offers a great opportunity to look at global issues such as where our food comes from and how we are connected to people around the world. 

Eco-Schools Green Flag Accreditation

We are delighted that our children have been accredited with the Eco-Schools Green Flag.  Eco-Schools is a charity passionate about engaging young people in environmental education and action.  Eco-Schools operates in 70 countries and engages 19.5 million young people globally. This makes Eco-Schools the largest educational programme on the planet.

The programme:

  • inspires and empowers pupils
  • raises environmental awareness
  • improves the school environment
  • creates financial savings
  • involves the whole school and wider community in environmental projects – and most importantly it engages the youth of today to protect the planet of tomorrow