Education in Faith (Religious Education)
In Religious Education at St Brendan’s we aim to develop in our students an appreciation and deep understanding of the richness of the Catholic Tradition. We promote an openness to religious questioning and interpretation in our world. We build an awareness of the diversity of voices in society and within the school as we seek to make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.
Goals of Religious Education
Our Religious Education at St Brendan’s seeks to foster our:
growth in relationship with God
knowledge and understanding of God as revealed to us by Jesus
understanding of our Catholic tradition and our full participation in the life of the community
participation in our world in light of the gospel and Catholic tradition.
The Catholic Identity of St Brendan’s is recognised and made visible throughout our school. Opportunities to engage in prayer, liturgy and sacrament are frequent with students and families provided opportunities to be involved.
Eligible students prepare for and receive the Sacrament of Penance/First Reconciliation in Year 3, Sacrament of First Eucharist / Communion in Year 4 and Sacrament of Confirmation (bi-annually) in either Year 5 or Year 6.