Catholic School Culture
As Catholic Educators at All Saints Parish School, we belong to a Faith Community and share the responsibility of communicating the message of Christ to the children in our care. Catholic Schools are instrumental in bringing about the mission of evangelisation in the Church.
While formal Religious Education is based on the Awakenings Core Documents, we believe that our Faith permeates all aspects of our school life.
As a Christian People we share values, beliefs and a personal commitment to Christ. In union with the parents, we at All Saints’ nurture a child’s faith, encouraging them to move towards making a mature faith commitment. An integral part of our Religious Education is Prayer, Reflection, Scripture, School Masses and Liturgies. As a school, we attend Mass for special occasions and celebrate many feast days with parishioners at All Saints Parish church.
Children of the Catholic Faith during their primary school years are initiated into the Church through the Sacraments of Confirmation (Year 3) and Eucharist (Year 4). They receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Years 2). These Sacraments are received after children prepare with their parents through a Parish Sacramental Program. During school RE lessons, all children complete units of the Awakenings curriculum that supports this preparation.
Non-Catholic children at the same Year level provide valuable support or input to the sacramental preparation of their classmates.