St Joseph’s runs a comprehensive program of Religious Education for students at the school. While Religious Education lessons form a part of each day, Christianity is a way of loving and therefore should influence every aspect of our school life. We strive to deepen the child’s understanding and knowledge of the Catholic faith, as well as developing a climate that will help children grow in their faith relationship with Christ.
Religious Education becomes meaningful when young people relate their study to real life situations. At St Joseph’s, Religious Education certainly takes on this dimension. It also endeavours to help the students develop Christian attitudes and values which they will try to live out in the family, school and the local community.
Liturgical celebrations are an intrinsic component of the Religious Education program. Opening School Year and Closing School Year Masses and Grandparents Day Mass are our major liturgical celebrations. We also celebrate Mothers' and Fathers' Day with a breakfast, liturgy and activities. School liturgies are celebrated each Monday afternoon at 2.40pm. Mass is celebrated on special feast days throughout the year. Parents and family friends are always most welcome and actively encouraged to join all class and school religious celebrations. Preparation for the Sacraments of Penance, Eucharist and Confirmation is family based and supported by parish and school programs.
To support others in our local community and further afield, the school holds a fundraising event at the end of each term. The funds and donations support: