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Helping children to integrate our Catholic Faith with their daily lives
Religious Education Programme
There are nine learning areas in the curriculum for catholic schools in WA. The first learning area is Religious Education. Our catholic school’s Religious Education programme is a systematic and sequenced programme of helping children to integrate our Catholic Faith with their daily lives.
The Religious Education programme to be taught is that promulgated by the diocesan Bishop. Students are involved in prayer assemblies, Paraliturgies and liturgies. Parents can support your child’s faith development by attending Eucharist regularly.
The Religious Education Programme is based upon the Perth Archdiocesan Guidelines as set down by the Catholic Education Office (CEO). At Sacred Heart, we are committed to fostering a total Faith and Life development, showing tolerance and respect, where children will grow to their full potential and recognise their self-worth.
- Is developmental
- Is based on sharing faith through life experience
- Is Christ centred
- Focuses on the unconditional love of God
- Makes Religious Education part of the daily lives of the children
- Emphasises the importance of a vital, caring and loving atmosphere where children can become the people God wants them to be
- Stresses the place of the Eucharist and the whole Sacramental life of the Church.
The following sacraments are conferred on the baptised catholic students from the school and parish –
- Year 3 Reconciliation
- Year 4 Eucharist
- Year 6 Confirmation
These are wonderful and memorable occasions for your child and you are encouraged to participate in all aspects of these celebrations.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available to Year 4 – 6 throughout the year.
School mass is celebrated on some Wednesdays and on other ‘special’ occasions as indicated on the Term Calendar. Children are encouraged to actively participate by singing, preparing church decorations, reading, carrying the offertory gifts or serving. All family members and the community are encouraged to attend.
Our Parish Priest, Father Minh-Thuy plays a vital role in the spiritual life of our school. Families and children are encouraged to participate in the parish in a variety of ways. The most important of which is the celebration of the Eucharist together.
Children’s Liturgy is held at the 6pm Parish Mass every Saturday evening during the school term. All children aged between 4 years and 8 years old are welcome to attend.