Religious Education - Our Faith
Parents are the prime educators of their children and the school’s Religious Education program is only as effective as parental example and support in the home environment. Family prayer and attendance at Sunday Mass and other Parish liturgies do much to help the child in their faith development.
The school’s Religious Education program is a systemic and sequenced program which supports children to relate the Catholic faith within their daily lives. It is integral to all we do at Infant Jesus. We provide an environment, a curriculum and a set of practices based on the Gospel. We support children to attain the beliefs, values, attitudes, knowledge, skills and practices, which will enable them to achieve Christ’s vision of the human person and we ensure they experience lived Christian values.
The emphasis of our Religious Education Curriculum is on the development of each child as a unique human being. Our focus is on:
- An active life of Faith which includes Prayer, Liturgy, celebration and participation in the Sacrament of Reconciliation in Year 3, Eucharist in Year 4 and Confirmation in Year 6.
- Community Dimensions which focuses on the interpersonal relationships within our school and the wider community and reflection of the school’s Vision, Mission and Values Statement.
- Special School Masses which are held twice per Term. On special Feast days there is a Mass at a convenient time for children. The parents are encouraged to attend these children’s Masses. Times for these Masses are published in the newsletter.
- Sacramental Program
- The school assists parents in preparing their children for the Sacraments through Sacramental programmes which are Family focused, Parish based and School supported.