At St. Andrew’s, the Religious Education curriculum aims to give the children the knowledge, beliefs, values and traditions of the Catholic Faith as well as an appreciation and tolerance of the religious diversity that exists in our world.
The formal Religious Education Curriculum of Pedagogy of Encounter. includes teaching about Catholic doctrines, traditions, the Scriptures, Sacraments, the Liturgical Seasons and special Feasts days.
The teachers integrate Religious Education into all areas of the curriculum by taking opportunities that arise in everyday school life to discuss and further enhance the children’s faith development and the development of Christian values and attitudes towards others.
Prayer is an important part of the children’s development of their relationship with God and is particularly encouraged through their participation in classroom prayers, para-liturgies and School Masses.
The school encourages families to enhance their involvement in the wider community life of St. Andrew’s Parish.
The school supports the parish sacramental program. Children are prepared for the Sacraments throughout their time at St. Andrew’s.
Specific sacraments are celebrated at the following times:
Reconciliation is celebrated in Year 3
Eucharist is celebrated in Year 4
Confirmation is celebrated in Year 6
To support the student’s preparation for sacraments, parents are invited to Education in Faith meetings and attendance at parish masses is strongly promoted.