The Common Good

"The degree to which you are concerned for the common good (rem communem) rather than for your own, is the criterion by which you can judge how much progress you have made." St Augustine

We are proud of our Catholic heritage and as a school comprised of many faiths we cohere as a ‘faith community’.  Pupils take part in wider community based activities involving charities, disadvantaged groups and other local schools and parishes.  Saint Augustine’s Priory creates opportunities at all levels for other schools to take part in the life of our School by holding special days in our outreach programme.

Throughout the year they are given the opportunity to raise money for The Catholic Children’s Society (Westminster) and internationally for CAFOD. This is extended in Charities Week.

The Saint Augustine’s Society was established in 2011 and aims to promote the common good through involvement in charitable works. Currently a number of our VI form pupils volunteer one day per week at Saint David’s Nursing Home in Ealing, and other pupils volunteer at Youth2Youth which is a counseling service offered to young adults either by phone, email or in person.

Throughout the year our pupils come to us with ideas about fundraising, the most recent one being the backpack project with Mary’s Meals, as well as cake sales to raise awareness of Fairtrade produce during “Fairtrade Fortnight”.

Our 2012 Charities Week supported the following charities:

St Michael—Esther Benjamins Trust            www.ebtrust.org.uk
St George—Water Aid www.wateraid.org
St Gabriel—Catholic Children’s Society www.cathchild.org.uk
St Raphael— St David’s Nursing Home www.stdavidshomealing.com