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Christ The King Primary School provides an exceptional Catholic education to students in Prep to Year 6. As a small school with just over two hundred students, we are a vibrant community and pride ourselves on truly knowing our students and families.
Our staff of dedicated teachers and school officers provide vigorous and engaging teaching and learning activities to ensure all children have the opportunity to reach their potential. Our teaching and learning vision, jointly constructed by staff and parents encompasses all this in the simple phrase, "Side by side we are brave, empowered and spirited learners."
The leafy green, bayside surrounds and gardens of the school are the perfect environment to support the students in learning about sustainability and stewardship for the Earth as well as provide fertile ground for academic and real world learning.
To find out more about how and what we teach in Religious Education and how it connects to the Religious Life of the school follow the link below:
Religious Education at Christ the King Catholic School comprises two distinct but complementary dimensions - teaching people religion and teaching people to be religious.
Teaching people religion is an educational activity focused on the teaching and learning occurs in a classroom setting or other structured learning environments. The aim of teaching religion to students is to assist them in developing their religious literacy so that they may be better able to participate in a critical and effective way in the life of their own faith communities and in the wider society.
Teaching people to be religious is identified with the religious life of the school and is a faith development activity focused on nurturing the religious, spiritual and faith growth of students. These Guidelines provide four Components for the faith development of students in the religious life of a school: Religious Identity and Culture, Evangelisation and Faith Formation, Prayer and Worship and Social Action and Justice. Beyond the school, the family, parish and local community also nourish and develop the faith of students. The religious life of Christ the King is developed in a number of ways. Most importantly it is developed through the respectful relationships that are created and maintained between all community members. It can also be seen in the prayer life of the school in masses, liturgies, assemblies, meditation, and our school or general class prayers. The religious life of the school is also enhanced through our ‘Make Jesus Real’ program that makes explicit the behaviours, values and attitudes that we want to ‘see’ in our students. It encourages students to make Jesus real in their everyday lives through their words and actions.
Liturgy and prayer are important aspects of our RE program. Many opportunities are given for children to celebrate Mass and join in prayer. Throughout the year all students will participate in special celebrations, liturgies, masses and prayer.
Each Friday one of our classes will share a special mass with our Parish. Everyone is welcome to come and join these celebrations from 9am.
Parent involvement in each of these is most important, as parents are the first and foremost educators of children in faith. Parents are always welcome to come along and participate. These times vary and are advertised through the weekly newsletter.
The Sacramental Program is coordinated through the Parish. It is a spiritual journey that aims to prepare young people in the Parish of St Eugene De Mazenod to celebrate Reconciliation, Confirmation and Holy Communion for the first time. It is an important element of faith formation for young people. At the centre of our Catholic tradition is the celebration of Sacraments. The sacraments are part of our religious teaching, however the responsibility for handing on such faith matters firmly rest with the parents. The school’s role is to support you.
Students at Christ the King will be invited to attend the Parish Sacramental Program throughout each year. In addition the school can work with you and the parish to arrange Baptism for your school aged child.
Please contact the St Eugene's Parish on 3888 3973 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding Baptism and the Sacramental Program.