What’s Happening in Religious Education

Holy Week

We are in the midst of the holiest week of the liturgical year for Christians; Holy Week. During this week, Jesus stayed with his close friends Martha, Mary and Lazarus in Jerusalem. It was at Bethany that he felt welcomed. It is during Holy Week that Jesus was arrested, tried, tortured and then crucified, culminating in His resurrection of Easter Sunday, the greatest day of celebration for Christians. As we commemorate the events of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus, we remember the hope that is the season of Easter.

Year 7 Being Catholic program 2015

Fifty Year 7 students have participated in the school developed program, Being Catholic this term. This program was to introduce students from non-Catholic primary schools to aspects of the Catholic tradition. Participating students received their certificates of participation during the final session on Friday 27 March. Thank you to Mr Gough and Mr Currao for their support in the presentation of the program.

Here is some feedback from participating students regarding the program:

“I was able to think about why Catholics do different things.”

“Thank you for answering my questions.”

“I enjoyed going to St Michael’s and being able to look around.”

“I learnt about the different Catholic saints.  I really enjoyed ‘Being Catholic’.”

Year 10 Reflection Day

Year 10 students participated in a day of reflection on the theme, My Giftedness. The keynote speaker was Sam Clear who spoke of his journey for unity around the world.

Below are student responses to One thing I learnt from the day was:

  • That everyone has the power to make a change, no matter if they’re poor or rich, everyone can make a difference.
  • If you are determined you can do anything.
  • To never give up, God will guide you through everything no matter what it is, always have faith, have faith/hope/love/trust in yourself and God.
  • That you can achieve your giftedness.
  • If I allow my gifts to shine through, I will be able to become a better and happier person in life.
  • what gratefulness and faith really meant.

Thank you to the Year 10 Religious Education team who helped run the day: Mrs Pelham, Mrs Colreavy, Mrs Pentland, Mr Martin, Mrs Sullivan, Ms Freeth and Mrs Vale.


Mary Kleist

Leader of Religious Education and Mission