Firpark Primary School’s Religious and Moral Education programme focuses on helping pupils to deepen their relationship with God and with one another by encouraging concern for basic human rights and promoting values such as honesty, fairness and forgiveness. All religions are taught through our RME programme and both Roman Catholic and Church of Scotland chaplains are frequent visitors to the school.
Parents who do not wish their child to participate in this programme should inform the Head Teacher.
The Religious and Moral Education programme is presented in ways appropriate to the age and stage of development of the pupils and seeks to foster their respective beliefs and practices while encouraging them to learn about and appreciate those of other faiths. Firpark Primary is an inter-denominational school. Although there are separate denominational classes for sacramental preparation, there are frequent occasions throughout the year when all groups participate in joint assemblies, services and outings related to a religious education topic.
Parents wishing information about First Holy Communion or Confirmation should contact the school’s Senior Management Team. On entry to Firpark Primary, parents are consulted whether they would like Roman Catholic religious instruction for their child. Appropriate provision is then made within the school to accommodate this.
Parents/guardians from ethnic minority religious communities may request their children be permitted to be absent from school in order to celebrate recognised religious events. Only written requests will be considered. Appropriate requests will be granted on not more than three occasions in any one school session and the pupil noted as an authorised absentee in the register.