“The college’s Christian environment values and respects the wholeness of the individual, and supports all learners in achieving their potential.” OFSTED
As a Catholic College, Carmel is built on Christian principles and values. We welcome students of all faiths (or none) and from all backgrounds. Mutual respect is seen as essential in a community where students are encouraged to recognise their responsibilities to self and others, and to the society in which they live.
Open Forum is a core component of the tutorial programme. Students are able to explore, discuss and reflect upon social, spiritual and moral issues in a mature way. We agree with UNESCO that the aims of education are to know, to do, to be and to live with others.
Discussion, debate and presentations also enhance the development of key skills and citizenship. Spiritual and moral education is integral to the teaching of all curriculum areas and the enrichment activities of the college. Personal and spiritual development are thus core values in the student experience.
The Chaplaincy is a sacred space for prayer and reflection. It is also a base designed for flexible use with an open door welcome. We offer inclusion, respect and outreach to those in need.
Chaplaincy activities include:
> Celebrations to mark the Church's year
> Ecumenical worship opportunities
> Involvement with CAFOD, Amnesty, Lasallian Developing World projects, Youth Alive Pilgrimages, the Nugent Care Society and the St Helen's Homeless Centre
> Loyola Days - a time for reflection and relaxation within Tutor Groups or Curriculum areas
> Opportunities for faith sharing and meditation
> Confidential listening and referrals
So, if you want to make a difference, help build a school in Ghana, join the Lourdes Youth Group or learn to meditate, the Chaplaincy is the place to be!
What our students say....."I chose Carmel because I liked the atmosphere and ethos of the college. The Catholic values of the college meant a lot to me." (Daniel Antonio)