Supporting parents in the faith education of their children…
Religious Education is part of the daily curriculum for all students. The formal religious education lessons are based on the Western Australian Religious Education units of work produced by the Catholic Education Office of Western Australia. Topics covered for each year level include Baptism, Eucharist, Penance, Confirmation, Prayer, Bible, Church, Jesus, Lent/Easter and Advent/Christmas. Religious Education is included as a learning area in Catholic schools and the knowledge component is assessed and included on semester reports.
Every term, each year level celebrates either a class mass or Liturgy of the Word in the school chapel. These are held on Thursday mornings at 9:00am. Parents and family members are encouraged to join the class in worship.
Parents are encouraged to attend the various masses, liturgies and prayer services that are an integral part of life in a Catholic school. Notices of masses and liturgies are on the term calendar. Upcoming liturgical celebrations are noted in the newsletter.
The school and the parish support parents in the sacramental and faith development of the children through the parish sacramental programs. Children are prepared for the Sacrament of Penance (Reconciliation) in Year Three, Eucharist (Holy Communion) in Year Four and Confirmation in Year Six at school and receive the Sacraments in their own parish in accordance with Archdiocesan guidelines.