Religious Education is the first learning area in Catholic schools. It enables young people to understand, explain and justify the Christian message as it is handed on by the Catholic church to those who follow Christ in today’s world. Through Religious Education, students are guided to study, research and learn what the Catholic church teaches about the distinctive vision of how Christian people live. Students are also directed to a systematic and critical reflection of what it means to be a Catholic.
The Religious Education Program K-12 is compulsory for all years of schooling and is mandated by the Bishops of Western Australia. It contains both the process and content of what is to be taught in Religious Education.
There is a prescribed time allocation for instruction of the Religious Education learning area. In the three and four-year-old program, raising religious awareness is a natural part of the learning experience. A student in Pre-Primary and Year 1 will receive a minimum of 15 minutes religious education per day and then up to 30 minutes per day for other Primary years.
Our Catholicity pervades all areas of the curriculum so that while formal lessons are taken each day, the Catholic ethos forms the basis for all other learning areas and activities. Children attend Mass or take part in a class liturgy each term. Reconciliation is available on a regular basis throughout the year. Parents are invited to attend these celebrations.
Each year level also leads a Family Mass on a Saturday evening in the Cathedral, once a year.
Children are prepared for, and receive, Reconciliation in Year 3, Eucharist in Year 4 and Confirmation in Year 6. Families of children who are not Catholic who wish to receive the Sacraments are invited to contact:
Coordinator of the Parish Sacraments Formation Team.
Tel: 9964 2716
or contact the Parish Office at the Catholic Centre, Tel: 9964 1608