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Religious Education

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water and wineFaith development and religious education are an important part of our teaching and daily living at Sacred Heart. The content for our school’s religious education program is based on the new developed  Religious Education Curriculum Framework

This Religious Education Curriculum Framework describes learning and teaching in Religious
Education for Catholic primary and secondary schools in the Archdiocese of Melbourne.
The framework sits within the context of the Education Framework for the Archdiocese of Melbourne, Horizons of Hope.
The ecclesial mission of the Catholic school is the foundation for Religious
Educationand the core work of Catholic educators:
Catholic schools were founded to proclaim Jesus’ message of God’s love for all. Our Catholic faith
calls us to embrace the contemporary world with a Catholic imagination, and a particular hope
-filled view of the human person and all of creation. Catholic educators invite students to make sense of
their world and their lives within a faith community that is faithful to the mission of Jesus (Horizons of Hope
Context 2016, (p. 9)

As a whole school, we celebrate key events on the church calendar, such as Ash Wednesday, Easter, Pentecost and Advent. Prayer forms a part of each day and our students learn the formal prayers of the Catholic tradition, learn to pray informally and also participate in meditation. We participate regularly in whole school and junior, middle and senior school Masses with the parish.

Throughout the year, each class attends a Thursday morning Mass when the students have the opportunity to sit among the parishioners. Once a term, we also celebrate a year level family Mass on a Saturday night at 6pm. The school choir performs at each of the year level family Masses.

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