The religious dimension of the Catholic school is its identity and mission, always founded in the person of Jesus Christ as it comes to us through the Good News. – Horizons of Hope [Religious Dimension]
Religious Education is at the centre of both the formal and informal interactions of St Monica’s School’s community. The school has a visible Catholic symbolic culture and active sacramental and liturgical practices. Daily prayer and whole school liturgical celebrations promote connection to self, others and faith.
Learning design in Religious Education enables students explain, interpret and reflect across the three strands:
- Knowledge and Understanding
- Reasoning and Responding
- Personal and Communal Engagement
These strands are embedded within each content area:
- Scripture and Jesus
- Church and Community
- Prayer, Liturgy and Sacraments
- Morality and Justice
- God, Religion and Life
Students in Years 3, 4 and 6 participate in a school-based Sacramental Program in readiness for the celebration of Sacraments:
- Reconciliation (Year 3)
- First Eucharist (Year 4)
- Confirmation (Year 6)
Our Sacramental programs are family based, parish coordinated and school supported. Each year the sacraments of Confirmation, Eucharist and Reconciliation are celebrated in the Parish. The Parish and School are charged with assisting parents to bring up their child/ren in the faith of the Catholic Church.
The Parish and School share this responsibility with the parents and so, together in partnership, the spiritual development of the child can be nurtured and grown. Sacraments are supported, but not restricted, to the following Year levels.