Religious Education is a very important key learning area for our school as we are a Catholic school community. We are fortunate that our Parish Priests and St Joseph's Catholic Church is next door to the school. This ensures our students are provided with the real life experience of what we are about as a Catholic School. Therefore, St Joseph's School not only offers your child the educational view about Religious Education but we also offer our students the opportunity to attend Mass once a fortnight to actively experience being Catholic.
We acknowledge that a number of our students are from various other religions and in our teachings we share the stories from others and learn to respect their beliefs within our Catholic School. It is important to understand that when attending our school all students are expected to be active participants in our daily rituals such as prayer before meals, attending Mass and other liturgical events.
Preparation for the first reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation is a parish based program with the school acting, through its curriculum, in a supporting capacity. Inquiries concerning Sacramental preparation should be referred to the Parish Office or the school APRE.
DIOCESE OF ROCKHAMPTON
As a community of believers we live out the call of Baptism through personal faith in Jesus, witnessing together to the Good News of the Kingdom.