Education in faith
“But if we walk in the light as God is in the light we are one with each other” 1 John 1:7
‘Walking in the light we light each other’s way’.
“The Catholic school…community encourages belonging in diversity by listening to and celebrating the narratives of each member, ensuring all voices are heard and engaging many perspectives in dialogue with Catholic beliefs and practices” (Horizons of Hope, 2017).
As a Catholic School, we believe Religious Education, referred to as Faith and Life, is the centre of our catholic school, enabling the faith and spiritual development of all. At St John’s we provide opportunities for children to learn through an integrated faith with life, by making Jesus real and relevant through our actions and interactions with each other. Developing faith relationships through Faith and Life encourages children to learn from different religions, beliefs, values and traditions, while exploring their own beliefs and questions of meaning.
Children from Prep to Year Six, learn about the Sacraments within Faith lessons. The school community participates in the Sacramental Program, with baptised Catholic students celebrating the Sacraments. First Reconciliation is received in Year 3, First Eucharist in Year 4 and Confirmation in Year 6. Sacraments are special occasions where the children encounter God’s presence.