Teaching & Learning - Religious Education

"I have anointed you to bring the good news.." Luke 4:18

 

St Luke the Evangelist is the patron saint of our parish community. Through Luke’s gospel we learn about Jesus and his teachings. Through developing the Lukan charism and reflecting continuously on our gospel theme, we look toward Jesus as the model for how to live.  Through word and action we live the gospel messages and learn to grow as Christian people. We especially focus on social justice, service and discipleship as highlighted by our patron Saint - Luke.

 

 

Faith development and Religious Education is core to the overall development of each child. Within our Religious Education program and the many faith opportunities provided, we build on the experiences of the child within the context of the Christian family. Through a variety of prayer, liturgy and religious opportunities we lead students into a deeper understanding of their life as a member of the Parish family and the wider Catholic Church. At our Parish primary school, students are exposed to the knowledge, skills and understandings necessary to live a full Christian life.

 

 

 

The Sacramental program is an important aspect of the children’s relationship with God and each Sacrament is a visible sign of God’s presence and a community celebration. The Sacraments are celebrated at the following year levels:

  • Sacrament of Penance – Year 3 (Every Year)
  • Sacrament of Eucharist – Year 4 (Every year from 2011)
  • Sacrament of Confirmation – Year 6 (Every second year - odd year)

 

As a school, we share in the rituals and traditions of the Church and recognize the Christian communities in our midst. We build the Catholic Identity through our curriculum and faith opportunities and celebrate the diversity within our community.

 

 

Wherever possible we respond to the Social Justice needs in our community and world. We work with students to understand that through ‘taking action that matters’ we can make a difference in our world. Students are encouraged to work individually and collectively to live the gospel messages and respond to the needs of the ‘other’ in our community.


 

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