Supporting parents in the faith education of their children…
Religious Education is part of the daily curriculum for all students. The formal religious education lessons are based on the Western Australian Religious Education units of work produced by the Catholic Education Office of Western Australia. Topics covered for each year level include Baptism, Eucharist, Penance, Confirmation, Prayer, Bible, Church, Jesus, Lent/Easter and Advent/Christmas. Religious Education is the number one learning area in our Catholic school and the knowledge component is assessed and included on semester reports.
All students from Pre-Primary to Year Six attend Mass together several times each term. The classes prepare the readings and accompanying hymns as we celebrate with our Parish community. These are held on Friday mornings at 9:00am or on a number of feast days.
Parents are encouraged to attend the various Masses, liturgies and prayer services that are an integral part of life in our school. Notices of Masses and Liturgies are included in the Term Calendar. Upcoming liturgical celebrations are noted in the School Newsletter.
The School and the Parish support parents in the Sacramental and Faith development of the children through the Parish Sacramental programs.
Children are prepared for the Sacrament of Penance (Reconciliation) in Year Three, Eucharist (Holy Communion) in Year Four and Confirmation in Year Six. The preparation classes for the Sacraments take place within classes at school and the children receive the Sacraments in St Jude’s Parish Church in accordance with Archdiocesan guidelines.