Living the Goals
Throughout the year students have opportunity for involvement in service learning, liturgical and sacramental life, engagement in prayer, participation in Reflection Days or Retreats, and social justice awareness raising and action.
Goal Four Society
The Goal Four Society focuses on outreach work in the local and international community. Through this group students engage in activities such as
- the Sony Foundation Children's Holiday Camp which provides respite for parents of children with special needs
- ˜Building Across Borders" immersion to South Africa
- visiting the elderly at local hostels and nursing homes
- fundraising for victims of natural disasters
- supporting the work of Sisters of the Sacred Heart (rscJ) in needy communities around the globe
- awareness raising of human right issues
Reflection Days and Retreats
Students in Years 8, 9 and 10 have opportunity to be involved the Reflection Day program that allows time for them to spend some time reflecting upon a particular aspect of their faith and sharing their insights. The Year 11 Retreat is Leadership that focuses on the gospel values of service, dignity and respect. Students engage in a range of small and large group activities. In Year 12 students attend a three day retreat where they explore their life journey, values and hopes for the future.
Prayer is a central tenet of school life. Each day begins with a prayer with the Pastoral Care teacher. Chapel assemblies and special formal prayer services are conducted throughout the year. A highlight of the prayer life of the school is the Annual Festival of Scripture Readings and Carols which is celebrated at the end of the year in the Chapel.
Liturgical and Sacramental life
Students are offered a range of opportunities to express their faith in formal Eucharistic liturgies. These opportunities include whole school celebrations such as the Opening of the School Year Liturgy and St Madeleine Sophie Day Mass.
Religious Education Curriculum
The school fosters the building of a community where faith is supported as the student grows to maturity. It provides
- Religious Education programmes offering a clear account of Catholic teaching and tradition while at the same time encouraging students to reflect on their own life experiences and to feel free to express themselves
- Educational programmes affirming Christ’s presence in the world
- Education for decision-making in the light of the Gospel
- Regular opportunities for celebrating the Eucharist and talking part in the sacramental life of the Church
- Opportunities for the students to develop their spiritual life through participation in prayer, liturgies, retreats and assemblies