Faith & Art
Our Faith underpins everything that we do at SSMJ. It helps us develop through The Gospel Values and teachings and is essentially part of who we are as individuals and as a family. Art is another way to allow us to communicate with God and showcase the beautiful world he has created. It is a chance for children to showcase their God given talents and inspire others around them. Art is valued and inspired by God as a means of reflecting and glorifying the wonder of God. It is an invitation to draw closer to the Divine and to worship the Lord. God created humanity in His image; all of creation serves as a testament to God as an artist. Likewise, the Lord equips and inspires us to create beautiful works of art for God's glory.
At SSMJ, we believe that art is a vital part of the children’s education. It plays a significant and valuable role, as they grow roots in their ability to critically observe, respond to and evaluate the world around them whether natural or created. We also strive to provide them with the opportunity to understand their own cultural heritage and that of other communities and societies through the study of local and international artists, both contemporary and historical. As the children continue their creative journey through school, they stand firm in this subject through the exploration of a wide range of skills, techniques and materials. Additionally, the children are encouraged to be bold as they pursue their own lines of enquiry and try new ideas both in the taught curriculum, and through any of the enrichment opportunities we offer our pupils.