Religious Education

As a Catholic school, Religious Education is a key learning area within the curriculum. The children participate in daily prayer, regular class liturgies and Masses to celebrate significant Church, liturgical and school occasions. In lessons, children undertake a learning of Catholic heritage and teachings through the examination of Sacred Texts, Beliefs, Church and Christian Life, all strands of the Religious Education Curriculum.

The content of formal Religious Education lessons is guided by the Archdiocesan Religious Education Curriculum. The lessons are year level appropriate and according to the needs of a particular class. Each day begins and ends with class prayer.

Each week, at School and Morning Assemblies, the school community gathers together for prayer. Class Liturgies and School Masses are celebrated throughout the year and all families are very welcome to join our community to celebrate together.

St James Parish provides instruction and guidance to help children prepare for the initial reception of Reconciliation, Confirmation and Eucharist.  The school's Religious Education Program complements, supports and enhances these Sacramental preparations for children from our school.

We hold steadfastly the need to help children become aware of the wider community and the needs of society. Teaching our children how we can bring the values of Christ to daily life is a fundamental aspect of the school's mission and curriculum. The children are asked to consider the lives of those who are disadvantaged or less fortunate in a number of ways and participate in school outreach programs. 

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