The school is part of the parish of Ss Peter & Paul’s East Doncaster which is partnered with the parish of Our Lady of the Pines Donvale. Fr Jerald Mariadas is the parish priest for both parishes.
While many of our students are from a range of faith traditions, both Christian and other, as a Catholic school we provide education in faith and religious experiences within the Catholic tradition for all students. The families of all students are invited to participate in school religious celebrations. Within religious education students learn about other traditions and discover the similarities and variations.
Catholic students receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation in Year 3 and First Eucharist in Year 4 other baptised students are welcome to participate. Students are Confirmed when in Year 6.
The goal of our religious education is a deepened relationship with God, right relationships with others, a greater love of the Church, and empowerment to work to create a just world. Students are invited to be engaged in the exploration and celebration of the Catholic story in all its richness and diversity through reflection, prayer and action for the good of others and their world.
Much of this is expressed in our school vision and prayer:
A SPIRIT-FILLED COMMUNITY INSPIRING:
the love of God
the growth to wholeness
a love of life and learning
the courage and confidence to respect and care for others
God, Our Father,
You know and love each person
in our school community.
Help us to love one another
as Jesus taught us.
We ask the Holy Spirit to guide
us in love and peace as
we care for ourselves, others and our world.
May we be as faithful as St Peter
and St Paul in spreading the Good News