At Mary Immaculate School, Religious Education is the foundation of all we do and as such, is an essential part of the formation of the whole person. With Jesus at its centre, Religious Education connects the ordinary to the spiritual by supporting our students to interpret our world within the context of Gospel Values. It develops individual relationships with God by enhancing the students’ understanding through scripture, liturgy, prayer, tradition and life, and enacting our faith through social justice initiatives.
Learning in Religious Education
At Mary Immaculate School, Religious Education is taught through an inclusive and creative curriculum. The religious dimension at our Catholic school supports each family as the primary educators in faith, as we support each student to embrace a sense of self and the world, so that they can fully flourish. As a Catholic school community, together we learn, celebrate, pray and reach out to others. At Mary Immaculate School, we respect the sacred dignity of each person; honour equitable access and opportunity for all; and commit to making a positive difference in the world. Aligned with our School Vision, we enact our faith through our three school values – ‘I am respectful’, ‘I am a learner’ and ‘I am a friend’ – and through our genuine commitment to social justice. The photo on the right shows our Year 5 and Year 6 students running our annual Mission Fair, one of our initiatives which raises money to support those in need in our community.
An integral part of the education in faith of our students are the Sacraments, which celebrate God’s presence and activity in the lives of the school community. In partnership with their families and the Mary Mother of the Church Catholic Parish Ivanhoe, our students prepare for and celebrate the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation.