The first day of school can be an exciting and nervous time for students and parents alike. With an emphasis on pastoral care, the arrival of new students highlights the way Catholic schools educate "for today and tomorrow", which is the theme of this year's Catholic Schools Week.
The photos below are a selection from St Peter's Primary School in Stockton. St Peter's school has a proud history of involvement in the local community. This includes participation in sporting and cultural events as well as fund-raising activities. Parents, teachers, parishioners, residents and local industry display pride, interest and personal involvement in their school.
We wish students and parents good luck on the start of this great journey!
Photos courtesy of Kate Bennett.