Education in Faith

‘Actions speak louder than words’ St Anthony of Padua

At St Anthony’s, we work in partnership with parents, parish and community to develop a sense of truth, what is good and beautiful. We respect the freedom of students with regard to individual stages of development, cultural diversity and religious belief.

 

At St. Anthony’s Catholic Primary School we aim to:

  • To experience the hope expressed through the Catholic Tradition.    

  • To provide a Religious Education Program that is connected to real life and provides knowledge about Christian traditions

  • To nurture the children’s faith through the life of the school community, prayer, liturgy and the Religious Education Program and to challenge students to develop a deeper understanding of their own personal faith commitment.

  • To support families in the faith education of children at St. Anthony’s, and to encourage families to share in the life of the Parish.

During 2016 we will be trialling the draft document ‘The Religious Education Curriculum Framework. The program is delivered from P-6 with daily Religious Education lessons, the duration of these varying at different levels. We use a developmental inquiry based approach with explicit and targeted teaching at children’s knowledge base, understanding and reasoning. We are endeavouring to incorporate our Religious Education into the integrated units within the school. As well as formal lessons, the program is supported by liturgical celebrations, bi-weekly whole school meditation, prayers and activities at school assemblies, special events and class prayers.

Signs and symbols are clearly displayed throughout the school to enhance our Catholic Identity.

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St. Anthony’s Sacramental Program is implemented within our P-6 Religious Education program. Formal celebration of the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation follow the guidelines of the Archdiocese and are introduced as follows:

  • Reconciliation: Year 3

  • Eucharist: Year 4

  • Confirmation: Year 6

School liturgies, such as the celebration of the Eucharist or Para liturgies are celebrated in St. Anthony’s Church, Mackillop Hall or in classrooms. Involvement of students, parents, staff and parishioners is encouraged.

There are also rostered times for every class to attend the Wednesday Parish Mass and facilitate Prayer Assembly on Fridays. Opportunity is provided for the development of both formal and informal prayer.

St Anthony’s is committed to providing students opportunities for Christian meditation twice a week.

St Anthony's Catholic Primary School
90 Kees Road
Lara
Victoria 3212
Tel: (03) 5282 1415
Fax: (03) 5282 2142
contactus@salara.catholic.edu.au