Please explain exactly how a school practically expects a teacher to uphold a religious ethos. I would be very grateful if you could give me chapter and verse. You could pm if you like.Sieghardt wrote:That goes for the teachers too. you are expected to bring your charges to mass and sit through it with them and you have to attend staff days on the school religious ethos and be expected to uphold it and be present for prayers and ceremonies. you have to listen to a daily morning prayer over the intercom that cannot be switched off or muted. it permeates the whole place. images, prayers on walls, statues. I have refused so many times the offer of a holy water wall font in my classroom! The room has holes in the walls of a cupboard that lets a howling breeze through and the same cupboard has vermin traps.
At the Forum on Patronage and Pluralism the Catholic Church stated that religion is not part of the integrated curriculum. All subjects stand alone and they do not integrate Christian doctrine into any subjects. You can check this out at the following link. These comments starts at 44 mins
http://media.heanet.ie/page/945a5fbb23e ... 87272fd930
At these staff days on the school religious ethos how do they portray the religious ethos with regard to other subjects.