Religious Education and Faith Based Teaching

Religious Education is the first learning area in Catholic schools. It enables young people to understand, explain and justify the Christian message as it is handed on by the Catholic Church to those who follow Christ in today’s world.

Through Religious Education, students are guided to study, research and learn what the Catholic Church teaches about the distinctive vision of how Christian people live. Students are also directed to a systematic and critical reflection of what it means to be a Catholic.

The Religious Education Program K-12 is compulsory for all years of schooling and is mandated by the Bishops of Western Australia. It contains both the process and content of what is to be taught in Religious Education.

There is a prescribed time allocation for instruction of the Religious Education learning area. A student in Kindergarten will receive religious awareness as a natural part of the learning experience. A student in Pre-Primary and Year 1 will receive a minimum of 15 minutes Religious Education per day and then 30 minutes per day for Years 2 to Year 7 students.

Children are actively involved in regular Prayer Services and Masses throughout the year which parents are always welcome to attend.

Sacramental Program Preparation – Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation are seen as an integral part of the School program and are celebrated by the whole Parish Community.

Teachers of Religious Education are required to attend in-services and to complete the Accreditation requirements which deepen and strengthen their own personal faith and understandings.

Staff members endeavour to witness Christ in their daily lives and attend School and Parish Liturgical Celebrations.