Religious Education & Faith Formation
Religious Education and Faith Formation are at the core of St Joseph's School. We seek to build a faith community based on Gospel values and the Josephite charism by providing our students a relevant curriculum as well as having them engage in meaningful prayer, liturgical celebrations and Christian outreach opportunities.
Religious Education is studied across all year levels from Reception to Year 12 and is delivered in an innovative and contemporary manner. The curriculum is designed to engage and challenge students to explore all aspects of their own personal faith journey, and to offer students opportunities to come to know and love Jesus.
Prayer and Liturgical Celebrations
Through meaningful Prayer, Liturgical and Eucharistic celebrations, students develop a feeling of belonging within the St Joseph's School faith community.
Special Liturgies and Masses are held throughout the year where we celebrate Feast Days such as St Joseph's Day and St Mary MacKillop Day.
Students are encouraged to put faith into practice through involvement in various Christian Outreach opportunities.
St Joseph's School works closely with various charities such as St Vincent de Paul Society, Fred’s Van, and Caritas Australia by participating in fundraising and practical activities.
The Josephite charism permeates throughout all aspects of school life at St Joseph's. Students are guided to follow the vision and inspiration of our Patron Saints, St Joseph, and co-founder of the Sisters of St Joseph, St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.
This Josephite charism is further celebrated in the week leading up to the St Mary MacKillop Feast Day, through JJAMM Week. JJAMM stands for St Joseph, Fr Julian Tenison Woods And St Mary of the Cross MacKillop and is a chance for the St Joseph's school community to celebrate what it means to be a part of a Josephite community.
Through engaging in prayer, reflection and fun activities, students live out the qualities of these three inspirational people, as well as raising funds for worthwhile local, national and international Josephite charities.
The school Retreat program is an integral component of the faith formation of students at St Joseph's School. Students in the primary years attend day Retreats when preparing for their Sacraments. Secondary students also attend Retreats in most year levels. These Retreats provide students with an opportunity to explore their future goals and nurture relationships with their peers, family and their God.