Celebrating Our Faith

Liturgy, prayer and faith experiences are embedded in the life of St Finbar's Primary School.

Our school motto is ‘Faith, Truth and Knowledge’ and we want our children to live their faith every day in their lives, seek truth in their relationships and build on their knowledge of Catholic teaching.

Our children are encouraged to discover and grow their faith through liturgy and prayer.

Children, parents, teachers and parishioners attended regular parish and whole-school masses, liturgies of the Word, prayer assemblies and class prayer sessions. Prayer at our Monday assemblies allows us to gather as a faith community and focus our thoughts and intentions for the week.

As a school community we all pray the Angelus on a daily basis at noon.

One aspect of the ministry as teachers and leaders in Catholic schools is to nurture the developing faith of children and their families to build our Catholic community.

We believe that the pursuit of knowledge and learning is a lifelong pursuit. As leaders we model this within our school community. As school leaders, we are both authentic and truthful in all our relationships within our school community. We have no better model than Christ, to guide us.

Each classroom and gathering space within the school, including the foyer and staffroom, has a prayer focus (sacred space) and symbols of our Catholicity are displayed prominently throughout the school. This includes a prayer cloth representing the colour of the season of the church with teachers leading discussions around the significance of the colour.

As a school learning community we have regular opportunities to participate in Reconciliation and attend Sunday masses with the extended parish community.

The liturgical experience reflects the liturgical seasons of the Church year. Significant feast days such as the feast of St Finbar and St Mary of the Cross MacKillop are occasions of special celebration for our school community.

Our Religious Education program,‘Sharing our Story’, is linked to the liturgical calendar and the parish sacramental program.

St Mary of the Cross MacKillop said ‘Never see a need without doing something about it’ and we encourage our children to live out their faith based on these values through outreach projects.




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