Rosary Catholic Primary School

Rosary Catholic Primary School
Rosary Catholic Primary School

“Very exciting... you have fun here!”
- Alejandro

“We respect each other like a family”
- Megan

“Coming here will give you a good education is an amazing school”
- Charlotte

“The Rosary School is a fantastic place... It's a peaceful paradise for learning”
- Laurance

“When I joined in Y1 everyone was accepting and made me feel welcome”
- Abraham

“I don't want to leave because of the great memories I have made here”
- Hannah

“Everyone treats each other like an equal”
- Grace

“We are like one big family, who achieve the best!”
- Toby

“ achieve high levels and get lots of support”
- Findlay

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Pastoral Support

This page is designed to give parents as many resources as possible to support their children - in good times and in bad - throughout their education at the Rosary School. Hannah Matarazzo, our school Pastoral Manager, will update this page regularly with information she feels may benefit parents and pupils.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

This year's mental health awareness topic is 'nature'. Curriculum guidelines in England state that children should know simple self-care techniques, including the importance of rest, time spent with friends and family, and the benefits of hobbies and interests.

Here are a few resources to get you started:

Cloud Watching

Spend some mindful moments spotting shapes and stories in the sky.

5 ways to connect to nature to help our wellbeing | WWF

WWF shares some ways to bring nature in to your lives.

Calendar for Daily Mindful Activities

Spend just 5 minutes a day in mindful activities to enhance your mental wellbeing.

Sir David Attenborough: Mental health and nature - YouTube

In this short video, Sir David Attenborough discusses ways that nature has been shown to improve mental health, and suggests ways that people can better connect with nature


School holidays

We know half terms and holidays can be tricky to manage. Children so often declare their boredom and can become quickly frustrated if there is nothing to do. We have put together some resources and activities for you so that you can all have an enjoyable, positive break.

There is a lot to do in Stroud and the surrounding area. See our page of ideas here.

A good plan is to write down some activities on lolly sticks, or on memo notes and pop them in a jar. When the dreaded words “I’m bored!” are mentioned, you can tell your child to grab a lolly stick or memo note and you will have an activity to do.

Another idea is to prepare things ahead of time; craft activities, lego, dressing up clothes to act out a play, mud pie equipment, or any other ideas that your child might like.

Here are some useful links for you:



If you are having a bit of trouble with behaviour, this information might help:

Here is a great document on Positive Parenting


Confidence and self-esteem

Research has shown that it is not the most intelligent, the strongest physically, or even the most resourced children that achieve success in life but it is those with grit; those who are resilient. This is something I feel passionately about, we can empower our children with those skills by allowing them to learn to be resilient and by encouraging them to have good levels of self esteem. Here are a few links to support you as you endeavour to raise confident, resilient children.

Helping your child build self-esteem

How to build self-esteem in children and teens

Boost healthy self-esteem - the Danish way

Building resilient children

How to raise successful kids without over parenting

Building confidence and self-esteem


The following links are free printables from Big Life Journal that are really helpful:

The ultimate guide to praising your kids

How to raise resilient kids who never give up

Building grit and resilience in children

7 activities to help your child develop a positive attitude in your child