Religious Education

The teaching of Religious Education is founded on the teachings of Jesus in the Gospels and leads the children to a deeper understanding of God’s presence with us.

We offer a contemporary Religious Education program that has an inclusive approach, respecting other cultures and religions. Students and staff are invited to put their faith into action in a number of ways: 

  • Developing the personal self. The College focuses on the importance of each individual through our ‘Made in the Image of God’ (MITIOG) program. The main aim of MITIOG is to help students develop knowledge of themselves and to maintain responsible, healthy and positive attitudes towards life.
  • Outreach. Our students are encouraged to become actively involved in outreach programs, through our Justice and Ministry team, such as ‘Project Compassion’, Catholic charities, St Vincent de Paul and many others.
  • Prayer. Prayer is a key element not just within the Religious Education program but throughout the whole life of the College community and is vital in developing a relationship between ourselves and God. Each class is involved in daily prayer experiences. These may take the form of formal prayers, whole class shared prayer, individual petitions, song, dance, meditation or silent prayer.

In the Junior School, our creative sacramental program offers Baptism, Reconciliation, Confirmation and Eucharist, which is run in conjunction with the Mount Barker/Strathalbyn Parish.

Our faith is celebrated through meaningful liturgical celebrations and developing stewardship of earth through our work in the College garden and sustainability.

'Made in the Image of God' (MITIOG)

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Sacramental Program

The Sacramental Program is aimed at our Year 4 students to prepare them for the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Eucharist. The program is a joint partnership between the College and the local Catholic Parish. It is ‘Parish based and school supported’. The Year 4 teachers work closely with the Parish to assist the students in the preparation for this special time.