Partnership with parents and carers

Parents have a vital role, as partners in helping a Catholic School provide solid foundations in faith and learning.  The Catechism of the catholic Church makes it clear that parents are the prime educators of their children, working in partnership with the Catholic school to ensure the spiritual development of their child.

Catholic Education is a great deal more than schooling.  it is a lifelong process of human growth and development which begins in the home, continues in the school and matures through involvement with the Christian community in the parish.

Sacraments – Reconciliation, Holy Communion & Confirmation.

In St Brendan’s PS we work in close partnership with St Brendan’s Parish Priest, Fr Joe McAuley, our families and the parish community to support children who are presented for their sacraments.


Pupils prepare for their First Reconciliation in Primary 3 and receive the sacrament during the month of March. the children are taught about the importance of saying sorry for the mistakes they make and reflect on God’s great love for them and his willingness to always forgive.

First Holy Communion

Pupils are usually prepared for receiving their First Eucharist in Primary 4. the children spend a lot of time learning about and reflecting on the tremendous gift of the Eucharist.  They receive their First Holy Communion during the month of May.


The Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated in primary 7.  In Confirmation the young people are signed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.  The sacrament renews and strengthens their baptismal call to bear witness to Christ before the world and to devote themselves to the building up of his body, which is the Church.

All children who wish to be presented for these Sacraments must be baptised.  If you wish to have your child baptised, please contact your Parish Priest.

Faith in Action – Faith is Love – Love is Service

St Brendan’s PS is committed to uphold the moral teaching, faith tradition and the sacramental life of the Catholic Church.  In proclaiming the joy of the Gospel, our pupils understand and experience the values  proclaimed in the Gospel- love, sacrifice, faithfulness, humility, compassion, tolerance , as expressed in the Beatitudes. Our pupils learn that many of these values are shared among the great religious traditions of the world and we actively promote and the respect for other beliefs and cultures.  The secret to happiness is helping other, in St Brendan’s we positively encourage pupils to give service to others.

Pope Francis Faith Award

How beautiful it would be if each of us , every evening, could say : ” Today at school, at home , at work, guided by God, I showed a sign of love towards one of my friends, my parents, an older person !” ( Pope Francis 2013)

The award is open to all Catholic Primary Schools and Parishes, normally involving children  in Primary 6 & Primary 7.  The Pope Francis – FAITH AWARD is an award of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, designed to help children to show ” signs of love ” in their daily lives and to be active members of their local Church. 



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