Catholic Education South Australia

Religious Education

Religious education plays a key role at St Joseph’s Memorial School.

We value our partnership with parents, and seek to build on the faith and values expressed at home and the values inspired by Jesus to be reflected in our school.

At St Joseph’s Memorial School, our students are provided with rich, meaningful learning opportunities which promote their faith development and bring them into a deeper, loving relationship with God.

As a Josephite School, our connection to St Mary (of the Cross) MacKillop continues to influence our relationships with each other and the wider Church community where we live out our faith through our school motto ‘In All Things Love.’ This is supported through our:

  • Religious Education Program
  • Sacramental Program
  • Prayer
  • Liturgy
  • Outreach
  • Social Justice Awareness

Through the Religious Education Framework, ‘Crossways,’ we explore the Catholic faith through the strands of Believing, Living and Celebrating.

The Framework helps to deepen students’ understanding of the Catholic Tradition and develop an appreciation of its significance in their lives, so that that they may participate effectively in the life of the Church and develop skills and attitudes that will help them to develop into responsible, compassionate and faith-filled adults.

Sacraments

Each year level has a different focus for the sacraments.

Sacramental preparation, through the Parish Family Faith Formation Program, is for students wishing to celebrate Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation. It is facilitated through the St Ignatius Parish and is based on the model of families working together with the Parish and other families to provide meaningful and relevant preparation for the Sacraments. Please contact the St Ignatius Parish office on 8332 0600 if you would like to enol in the Program.