As a Catholic Christian community we educate all to live the gospel of Jesus Christ as successful, creative and confident, active and informed learners empowered to shape and enrich our world.
Students receive daily instruction and aspects of faith development are covered in each class. Opportunities to celebrate faith through participation in liturgical celebrations are provided at class and whole school levels. All children, regardless of faith background, are expected to participate in all aspects of the religious life of the school.
Preparation for the celebration of Sacraments is arranged by the Parish Sacramental Team.
Children are encouraged to contribute to the work of foreign missions and other charities.
The content of the Religion Curriculum has been organised into four interrelated strands: Sacred Texts, Beliefs, Church and Christian Life. Planning for the classroom learning and teaching of religion balances and integrates all four strands.
Religious Life of the School
The Religious Life of the School comprises four interrelated components: Religious Identity and Culture; Evangelisation and Faith Formation; Prayer and Worship; and Social Action and Justice. Each of these components at St Joseph’s provides a significant focus on a distinctive aspect of the religious life of the school. The Religion Curriculum and the Religious Life of the School are interrelated; complementing and strengthening our school’s identity and culture.