Religious Education

 

Religious Education at St Robert’s embraces diversity, enhances personal faith and promotes discipleship - all central to building God’s Kingdom.

 

Scripture

All key learning in Religious Education is underpinned by scripture - the Good News. As such, teachers and students read from the Bible to determine the main messages, values and teachings of Jesus. Acknowledging, understanding and enacting these teachings equip our students to be true disciples of Jesus in their daily lives. 


Prayer and Liturgies

All classes begin and end their school day with prayer. These sessions provide an authentic opportunity for students to praise and thank God for their families and friends.

Throughout the year, either at our Chapel or at St Mary’s Basilica, we gather as a faith community for liturgical celebrations such as Masses and non-Eucharistic Liturgies. Whole school liturgical celebrations include Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, our Feast Day (7th of June), as well as, our Beginning and End of Year Celebrations. An invitation to attend our liturgical celebrations is always extended to our families.


Sacraments

The preparation and reception of the Sacraments: Reconciliation (Year 3), Eucharist (Year 4) and Confirmation (Year 6), form a major aspect of our Religious Education Program. Each sacramental year level participates in a variety of school and home based tasks. These aim to enrich the unique faith journey of each of our students so they can experience: forgiveness, spiritual nourishment and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. The Sacramental Enrolment Evening (Parish Based) and the Parent & Child Sacramental Evening (School Based) are other important elements of our Sacramental Program that promotes our commitment to upholding a strong home-school partnership.


Social Justice

St Robert’s proudly raises awareness and funds to support our Partner Parish of Viqueque - Mary Immaculate. Viqueque is a city in the south-east of Timor-Leste and the combined efforts of our Parish and Cluster Schools have helped to build its churches and schools. Our annual commitment to Caritas through Project Compassion, and other community-based organisations such as the Parish Pantry organised throughout the year are some examples of our ‘local’ and ‘global’ actions. These year long efforts enable our school community to act justly and love tenderly - just as Jesus and our Patron Saint did.