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St John’s Religious Education (RE) program is based on the resource, To Know Worship and Love. This program is integral to the educational life of the school and underpins our values and beliefs about learning and teaching.

St John’s sacramental program guides children through all the sacramental milestones along the way to full confirmation into the Catholic Church. Sacraments include Reconciliation (Year 3), celebrated every year, and First Eucharist (Years 3 and 4) and Confirmation (Years 5 and 6), conferred on alternate years.

In the junior years from Prep to Year 2, the RE program is based on the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Children are introduced directly to the Jesus found in the Gospels and to the liturgical and sacramental life of the Church. The learning process is built around story, play and wonder.

In Years 3 to 6 the program becomes more formal in nature and is closely guided by the Catechism of the Catholic Church. In Years 3 to 6 units are designed to help each child ‘know, worship and love’.

Liturgy & Prayer

Liturgy and prayer are essential elements of the RE program as opportunities for children to express and deepen their relationship with God. At St John’s our children are involved in daily prayer and regularly come together to celebrate Liturgies, including whole-school Masses.

Social Justice

Following in the footsteps of our founders, The Sisters of Charity, our school strives to become a leader in Social Justice. We aspire to educate in and not apart from society and to challenge our students to recognise injustices and help others to rise above them.

At our school, our students are involved in fundraising, volunteering and other types of community service throughout their school journey. The focus is on performing ‘acts of kindness’ towards family and the community through appropriate and safe activities.