The 5 W's
Our approach to developing the children’s understanding of their Catholic Faith is rooted in the 5Ws Framework as outlined by Salford Diocese.
Our 5Ws are:
Welcome – At St. Gilbert’s we provide a warm and welcoming environment for all our children, families, staff and visitors.
Word – We grow to understand our Catholic Faith through high quality lessons and experiences so that we know what the true meaning of a Catholic Life is. We value the teachings of Jesus and we are faithful to His word.
Worship – God is at the heart of all we do. We pray and reflect together in many different ways to show our love and devotion to God and celebrate the spirituality of our community.
Welfare – St. Gilbert’s children and staff are caring and supportive, not just of one another, but of others in our society both close to home and across the World through our actions and by teaching them about love, forgiveness and kindness.
Witness – We strive to act like Jesus would wherever we go and with whoever we are with. We do not just learn about our faith, we live out its principles in the way we treat each other and though other projects to ensure that we are acting out the Gospel values through our lives.
These five areas cover all aspects of what it means to be a true follower of Christ. Through these, St. Gilbert’s pupils are taught how to live a life rooted in Catholic values so that they go out into the word as beacons of Christ’s teachings.