Religious Education and our Catholic identity underpin all that we do at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Primary School. We teach according to the Catholic Education Melbourne’s Religious Education framework ‘Horizons of Hope’ and look for opportunities for both staff and students to encounter God in their everyday lives. All classes begin their day by gathering in prayer together and three times a week the whole school participates in Christian meditation. Classes also take part in celebrations of the Eucharist throughout the year.
The aim of our Religious Education program is to ensure students have a sound knowledge of Catholic scripture and the traditions of the Catholic Church, and how these guide our own understandings of God and who we are as God’s people in a contemporary world. We encourage students to be aware of social justice issues and how each of us are called to stand in solidarity with those in need. Our student led ‘Mini Vinnies’ group provides students with opportunities to become aware of social issues and to take action through fundraising efforts or raising awareness within our community.
Through our Sacramental Program students and families are supported in preparing to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation through workshops, reflection days and Religious Education lessons.