We provide opportunities for our students to recognise God’s presence in their lives, in those around them and in their environment.
At St Thomas More Catholic Primary School, Religious Education is central to the life of our school and permeates all areas of school life.
The Religious Education guidelines, ‘Awakenings’ (Ballarat diocese) form the foundation for our teaching. The aim of this document is to enrich and deepen the child’s relationship with God, self, family, Parish and the wider community. This will lead children to develop a sense of worth and respect for themselves and others and to grow in appreciation of the world as God’s creation. Children are invited to develop a prayerful relationship with God through prayer times that are incorporated into our daily routines.
The Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation are received through the St. Patrick’s Cathedral Parish Sacramental Program. Children generally receive these Sacraments in Years 3 and 4. The Parish Sacramental Program is coordinated by a Parish Team, which also includes the St. Thomas More Catholic Primary School Religious Education Leader. Sacramental education is supported through classroom programs from Foundation to Year 6.
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School, Class and Parish Liturgies
School Masses and Liturgies are an essential part of the life of our school and form a link to our Parish community. We come together as a school community in prayer each week. Special events are also celebrated either through the weekly Whole School Prayers or Masses.
Parents are warmly invited to join us at these celebrations.