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A LOVE OF LIFELONG LEARNING

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

religious education

In the same way that Saint Marcellin Champagnat, founder of the Marist Brothers did, we strive to help our students become ‘good Christians and good citizens’. This involves heightening their awareness of social justice, ecological issues andIndigenous connections, integral to making the Gospel relevant to our living faith community. Students raise funds for Caritas, Australian Marist Solidarity (with an emphasis on helping the people of Timor-Leste) and St Vincent de Paul’s Winter and Christmas appeals.

Our formal religious education program is based on the curriculum framework for religious education in the Archdiocese of Melbourne. Religious education recontextualizes the Gospel with relevance to the lives of students. The Gospel message is at the heart of everything we do at ߺ.

Teachers foster critical and reflective thinking and ethical decision-making. They invite students to make sense of their world and their lives within a College that is faithful to the mission of Jesus, modelled through the example of Saint Marcellin Champagnat and Mary.

The College celebrates together through significant liturgies which mark important occasions for our College community. Students, staff and families are involved in enriching the faith life of our community through immersions, retreats andMarist youth ministry programs, such as Game Changers.

Our Faith Team facilitates personal and spiritual development for all students, nourishing their sense of community, strengthening leadership skills and engaging them with wider social issues from a Marist, Catholic perspective.

Our formal religious education program is based on the curriculum framework for religious education in the Archdiocese of Melbourne.

Religious education is not a matter of imposing a set of beliefs on young people but rather, a process of educating from within.

Teachers foster critical and reflective thinking alongside ethical decision making. Students are invited to make sense of their world and their lives within a college that is faithful to the mission of Jesus.

Religious education is complemented by liturgies marking important occasions such as our opening school Mass and year 12 graduation.

As a Marist school, we also observe dates on the Marist calendar such as St Marcellin’s feast day on the 6th of June and the feast of the ߺ on the 15th of August.

There are immersions, reflection days, retreats and Remar/Game Changers – a Marist youth ministry.

The ministry facilitates a personal and faith development program from years 9 through 12 focused on leadership and community. Our youth ministers – who are former students – are closely involved in these activities.

A Faith Community

ߺ College draws from the ways of St Marcellin Champagnat, founder of the Marist Brothers – striving to help our students become ‘good Christians and good citizens’.

This involves heightening student awareness of social justice issues and engaging them in good works, integral to making the Gospel relevant to the here and now.

Students raise funds for Caritas, Marist Solidarity – with an emphasis on helping the people of Timor-Leste – as well as the Vinnies winter and Christmas appeals. As part of the Champagnat Ministry, they are involved in Christian service at home and within their local communities.