Catholic Life

Catholic social teaching (CST) is rooted in Scripture, formed by the wisdom of Church leaders, and influenced by grassroots movements. It is our moral compass, guiding us on how to live out our faith in the world.

Read more about some of the CST principles which inspire our work.


  • Solidarity
  • The common good
  • The option for the poor
  • Peace
  • Creation and Environment
  • The dignity of work and participation

Our faith calls us to love God and to love our neighbours in every situation, especially our sisters and brothers living in poverty. Following in the footsteps of Christ, we hope to make present in our unjust and broken world, the justice, love and peace of God.

Please click on this link to learn more about Catholic Social Teaching from the CAFOD site


Pope Francis emphasises that it is our duty to work together to bring about a more just and peaceful world: to put love into action. At St. Augustine’s, we believe this is a vocation for the common good, a call to treat everyone as brothers and sisters and is something that we live our through our mission statement.

The British Values of Democracy, Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect and Tolerance are matched with our school virtues, which underpin our behaviour system. By practising these daily, we teach our children that they are not something just to learn but something ‘live out’ and we reflect at the end of each day on way in which we have done this. We also link these together with the NHS 5 ways to wellbeing, ensuring that our children understand the importance of protecting their mental health and that by living in a way that respects both ourselves and each other, we can truly flourish.

Please follow the links on the left for more information on our Catholic life.