Faith Development

“The Catholic school is an educational community where learning, culture, faith and life find a meeting place. The challenge of making this meeting place meaningful lies at the heart of the identity faced by Catholic schools in our time.”

(Educators Guide to Catholic Identity, Paul Sharkey, 2015)

 

“The Catholic school participates in the evangelizing mission

of the Church and is the privileged environment in which Christian educationAdjust1IMG_0788Is carried out. In this way “Catholic schools are at once places of evangelisation,

of complete formation, of inculturation, of apprenticeship in a

lively dialogue between young people of different religions and social backgrounds.”

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The ecclesial nature of the Catholic school, therefore, is written

in the very heart of its identity as a teaching institution.”

(The Catholic School on the Threshold of the Third Millennium, 1998)

 

St Joseph’s Catholic College meets these demands by being an educational community weaving together learning, culture, faith and life through every aspect of college life.  It provides the opportunity to learn about their faith through different avenues.

This is fostered by students being engaged in their Religious Education classes from Transition to Year 12, weekly whole school prayer, daily classroom prayer, the church’s seasonal liturgies, class / year group masses and comprehensive reflection days / retreat experiences.  Through the school connections with the local St Joseph’s Parish and good works students are engaged with local support agencies and aged care facilities.