Mission Statement and Ethos
Mission Statement (Aims of the School)
The Congregation of Sion is a Catholic foundation, which works to foster mutual understanding between people of different religious and cultural traditions, through its communities in twenty-four countries of the world. The role of education in this work is vital.
Our Lady of Sion School aims to help young people of all faiths to reach their highest potential in a caring atmosphere.
Each boy and girl is encouraged to develop through all aspects of the school curriculum.
We encourage staff and students to engage in the wider community and to address issues vital to the future well-being of our society and the whole world, fostered in a climate that is permeated by the teachings of the Bible.
The School's ethos is:
"Each of us is called to value and cherish the other and to struggle together, so that our conflicts and differences are transformed and we can attain renewed strength, harmony and appreciation. Thus, we draw forth from our charism the healing and power that is needed in our divided world".
From the documents of the Sisters of Sion
Our Lady of Sion School is one of eighteen schools around the world founded by the Sisters of Sion. The school is inter-denominational with a Catholic foundation, but with an ecumenical outlook. In keeping with the traditions of the Sisters of Sion of respect, tolerance and understanding, pupils of all faiths, or none, are welcomed to the school.
The school takes boys and girls from nursery through to sixth-form (3 - 19 years of age), offering a complete 'wrap-around' education in a caring family community. At Our Lady of Sion, we are very proud of our long tradition of excellence, but in addition to their academic achievement, our pupil's all-round development is equally valued, and pupils are encouraged to fulfil their potential in whichever fields their talents lie. The school has thriving Music and Sports Departments, and many pupils excel in these areas, as well as in academic subjects. Class sizes are always small, enabling the school's team of dedicated, highly-qualified, teaching staff to get to know each pupil very well, and so help to bring out the best in them.
Celebration Service for Founders' Day on 20th January