Our Parish includes two schools – a primary school and a Kindergarten to Year 12 school
“By its very nature, the Church is missionary, evangelisation its raison d’être. Catholic schools share in, and actively contribute to this evangelising and catechising mission of the Church as they draw people into active participation in the life, mission and work of the Catholic faith community. Working in partnership with local parish communities and families, they seek to foster the personal and spiritual growth of each member so that he or she may have and experience ‘fullness of life’. Notwithstanding their long and proud history, and their many fine achievements, Catholic schools must never be viewed as or operate from the perspective of solely being ‘educational entities’. Nor should they be considered de-facto parishes. Rather, their vision and mission is informed by and should reflect their distinctly ecclesial context, as they support and collaborate in the work of the Church” (Arch Bishop Anthony Fisher, Catholic parishes and schools).
“Parents’ choice of Catholic education is underpinned by a myriad of motivations. While many parents prioritise the religious dimension of Catholic education, others may be drawn by the wider Christian ethos that supports the social, emotional and intellectual development of their children. In all instances however, families need to be aware of the explicit mission, vision and values of a Catholic school and its intrinsic relationship to the Church community.” (Dr Danwhite. Catholic parishes and schools).