Religious Education

The Religious Education Programme at Nativity consists of four components:

 

Curriculum         Prayer and Liturgy           Outreach             Sacraments

 

Our RE curriculum is based on the Crossways Religious Education Framework for SA Catholic Schools. During classroom RE lessons, Students engage with contemporary Catholic teaching, scripture and resources which help them relate Jesus' mission to their own lives and personal experiences.

 
Sacred moments offer us time for reflection and prayer. Through daily prayer experiences and regular liturgy involvement, students are invited to deepen their faith and relationship with God and each other.  Parents are encouraged to attend liturgical celebrations which are followed by morning tea.

 

Jesus’ message was one of hope, God loves and cares about everyone. At Nativity school, our mission is to spread the Good News of God’s love. This involves taking action. We are committed to helping students realise their responsibility towards others in need, both in Australia and overseas. We support St Vincent de Paul, Caritas Australia – Project Compassion, Catholic Charities and other communities, organisations and individuals as the need arises.

 

The Sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Holy Communion, are prepared for and celebrated in the Aberfoyle Park Nativity Parish. Each year, the Parish calls for nominations from the parents of interested students. Students and their parent/s then embark on a series of preparation meetings leading up to the celebrations. The sacramental journey is supported by the classroom RE programme and is acknowledged by the whole school community.