Religious Education 

                      Religious Education is at the centre of both the formal and informal Catholic school curriculum.

The values, ideals and challenges of the Gospel, embodied in the person of Jesus Christ, find explicit expression in the
curriculum and ethos of our Catholic school, as do the teaching and traditions of    the church.

Formation in faith is a life-long journey.

St. Patrick’s Parish acknowledges the parents of St. Patrick’s Parish Primary School in their responsibility as the first educators of their children. As a Catholic community, we encourage and support the    families of our Parish especially in matters of faith.

Our needs change and develop over time.                                                                             

          

A variety of approaches are incorporated

with emphasis on the knowledge and

understanding, faith and worshipping,

and life dimensions.


The family is the basic community of the Church.

Links between home, school and parish

are highlighted and encouraged.


Expectations of the Sacramental Life of the Parish.

The School will provide a sequential Prep – Year 6

Religious Education Program which includes a

developmental understanding of the Sacraments

for children. This program is in partnership with

and supported by, the family’s shared faith

experiences.


                                                       

     Attendance is encouraged at the following activities:

  • Children’s Liturgy of the Word: - This will be available at either the 6.30 p.m. Mass on Saturday night or the 10.30 a.m. Mass on Sunday. 

  • Sacramental Preparation Evenings: - Families are invited to attend the sessions related to the Sacrament for which their child is undertaking.

  • Mass: - Regular attendance is encouraged. Sacraments will be administered in the following year levels:

  • Reconciliation - Year 3

  • First Eucharist - Year 4 

  • Confirmation - Year 6