Catholic Education South Australia

Religious Education

Religious Education is a formative lifelong process. At St Joseph’s Parish School, we support parents, the primary educators of faith in this process through introducing and inviting the students to participate in the practises, expressions and perspectives of the Catholic faith within the ethos of a Catholic School. The programme followed is a framework grounded in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and is the approved Religious Education curriculum for Catholic Schools in South Australia.

The Liturgical Calendar of the Church is highlighted in many aspects of school life. Knowledge of Sacraments is covered each year, with specific preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation in Year 3, 4, 6 and 7 respectively.

Students will experience daily prayer, both traditional and spontaneous, participation in Liturgies, celebration of Masses, assemblies, special events and involvement in liturgical music. These experiences help students understand, appreciate and integrate their life experiences within the Religious Education Programme.

We work collaboratively in partnership with and caregivers in all aspects of the Religious Education Programme, especially when teaching the ‘Made in the Image of God’ and ‘Protective Behaviours’. It is our greatest hope and prayer that our journey together provides many opportunities to share, grow and deepen our own understanding in faith, so that we can nurture and direct the students in our care.

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