Faith and Spirituality
Our Catholic Identity
Our Catholic identity plays an integral role in the life of our school:
- At the heart of our Catholic Identity is the daily and constant promotion of the Gospel values and living in the example Jesus set us. We speak to our students about how we interact with others, the environment and ourselves with a strong focus on our Catholic values and beliefs.
- Liturgy and daily prayer is inclusive of all students and their families and helps us to connect in relationship with God on a daily basis. Prayer is also used as a tool to connect important life messages and lessons with our Catholic faith and tradition.
- Formal Religious Education Curriculum is taught at all year levels and is based on the Crossways Curriculum for Catholic schools.
Mary Help of Christians is our Patron Saint and her feast day is celebrated on or near May 24.
Mass & Liturgy
The celebration of the Eucharist is at the heart of our Catholic faith and tradition. ‘Gathering’ together in full voice is one of the highlights of our time together. Regular whole school masses and liturgies occur throughout the term and on particularly ‘special’ or important feast days or occasions.
Regularly, our whole school gathers in the Church for Community Prayer. This is an opportunity for us to focus on specific values, faith messages or to celebrate something special. A class is assigned to lead the Community Prayer and parents are warmly invited and very welcome to attend these prayer gatherings.
Celebrating the Sacraments
The celebration of the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation and Eucharist are run through the Parish, in close partnership with Stella Maris Parish School. Year 3 students participate in the Reconciliation Sacrament program with a family celebration of forgiveness and celebration taking place at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation and Eucharist takes place in Year 4 and 5. All sacraments include information sessions and family based preparation sessions.