Religious Education

At Mary’s Mount Primary School, nurturing our students in the Catholic faith is central to our ethos and school wide curriculum. The school’s Religious Education program is a systematic and sequenced program of helping children relate the Catholic faith to their daily lives.

The Religious Education units of work are mandated by the Bishops of Western Australia and has a formal curriculum for classroom learning and teaching for Years K-12. The curriculum is distinct from but complements faith formation. All students in Catholic schools in Western Australia are required to learn Religious Education.

The Religious Education Curriculum is modelled on the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) Western Australian curriculum. As with other curricula, the Religious Education curriculum specifies the knowledge, understanding, skills, values, and attitudes that students are expected to acquire and provides guidelines for the assessment of student achievement.

All teaching staff are accredited to teach Religious Education and undergo regular renewal in this area. Pre-Primary and Year One devote about 15 minutes per day to formal religion lessons while classes from Year Two to Year Six have lessons lasting approximately 30 minutes. These lessons are in addition to the many liturgical and faith experiences undertaken by the school.

While it is a stand-alone subject, assessed as any other rigorous academic discipline, there is the hope that its content and Christian message will become integrated into the lives of our students. To that end our faith beliefs are integrated into all areas of the curriculum.

While the school has a responsibility in preparing our students to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation this is done as part of the Archdiocesan family focussed, parish based, school supported model of Sacramental development. Each year the school organises interactive and dynamic retreats for sacramental candidates and their families.

 

SACRAMENTAL DATES 2022

Eucharist

  • Enrolment Mass:  Saturday 26th March, 6:00pm or Sunday 27th March, 9am
  • Workshop:  Wednesday 8th  June, MMPS Hall 5.45 pm
  • Reconciliation: Tuesday 7th June, St Emilie’s Chapel MMPS 1.30 pm
  • Retreat Day: Wednesday 1st June, MMPS Hall 9:00 am
  • Eucharist Practice: Thursday 16th June at Holy Family Parish 9.30 am
  • First Eucharist Mass: Sunday 19th June, Holy Family Church   9:00 am 


Confirmation

  • Enrolment Mass: Saturday 26th March, 6:00pm or Sunday 27th March, 9am
  • Workshop: Tuesday 10th August, MMPS Hall 5.45 pm
  • Retreat Day: Thursday 28th July, MMPS Hall 9:00 am
  • Reconciliation: Tuesday 16th August, St Emilie’s Chapel MMPS 1.30 pm
  • Confirmation Practice: Thursday 25th August,  Holy Family Church 9.30 am
  • Confirmation Mass: Friday 26th August, Holy Family Church 6:00pm

    

Reconciliation

  • Enrolment Mass: Saturday 26th March, 6:00pm or Sunday 27th March, 9:00 am
  • Retreat Day: Tuesday 30th Aug, in Marys Mount School Hall 9.00 am
  • Workshop: Wednesday 6th Sept, Holy Family Parish Hall 6.00 pm
  • Reconciliation Practice: Tuesday 13th Sept, in St Emilie’s Chapel MMPS  1:30 am
  • First Reconciliation: Thursday 15th Sept, Holy Family Church 6.00 pm