Religious Education is a core component of the curriculum at St Patrick’s. The Catholic Education Office Awakenings program is used as the core document of this curriculum area. All students enrolled at St. Patrick's are required to participate in the Religious Education program.
This program offers an invitation, a structured approach and an evaluative framework to teachers of Catholic Education. It takes into account the complex and ever increasing secular world that we live in. Most importantly, it prepares our students to contribute to this world by immersing them in the Christian tradition through experiences which are reflective, intellectual, spiritual and prayerful. It is hoped that this immersion will enable students to develop an awareness of justice, compassion and transformation of themselves and the world around them. Religious Education takes place through the formal curriculum and many other aspects of school life such as liturgy, prayer and our awards program. As part of our program students are given the opportunity to live out the Gospel values by participating in Social Justice Groups, Kindness Day, Harmony Day and Mission Day programs. Students also work with the elderly in the community via a range of activities.
We provide a learning environment within a Catholic Context