Religious Education and Faith

The spiritual, moral, social, emotional and intellectual development of our students is paramount to a sound education. At St. Joseph’s, we seek to provide an environment where students feel welcome, known and safe. We aim to develop students who feel accepted and have an appreciation of the world. In partnership with their parents, we guide them to become inner directed people who make appropriate choices that are based on the gospel values of honesty, forgiveness, justice, compassion and equality.


We regularly celebrate together at Mass and in school based liturgies. We embrace the opportunities to gather together with the parish faith community. These opportunities for worship build a strong sense of connectedness between school and the wider parish.


We utilise the new Horizon's of Hope Religious Education Curriculum Framework and other programs and materials to support our teaching. Contemporary Learning and a Faith Inquiry approach is incorporated within this sphere.


We encourage our students to become aware of the needs of those less fortunate than themselves both in the local area and in the world. With Jesus Christ as their model, we encourage our students to take action to support a variety of worthy causes.


All baptised Catholic students receive the sacraments in the following order:
• Reconciliation – Year 3 
• First Eucharist – Year 4
• Confirmation – Year 6 


Preparation for the sacraments is school based and takes the form of Religious Education classes, commitment Masses, Parent/Child workshops and retreat days. Catholic students who attend government or private schools in the local area are welcomed into the program.


Sacrament of Reconciliation 2017

  • Parent/ Child Workshop: Wednesday 26th April @6.30pm - St. Joseph’s School
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation: Tuesday 23rd May @ 6pm-  St. Joseph’s Church

Sacrament of First Eucharist 2017 

  • Commitment Mass 1: Saturday 18th June @ 10.30am – St Joseph’s Church
  • Commitment Mass 2: Sunday 24th June @ 6.30pm -  St. Joseph’s Church                                 
     **Please note: Families select which Commitment mass to attend**
  • Parent/ Child Workshop: Tuesday 18th July @ 6.30pm - St. Joseph’s School
  • Retreat Day: Friday 4th August - 9:00 – 3:30 (no parents required. Please inform your child’s
           school that they will be attending the day with us).
  • Sacrament of First Eucharist: Sunday 6th August @ 10.30am-  Year 4D - St. Joseph’s Church
  • Sacrament of First Eucharist: Sunday 13th August @ 10.30am – Year 4O – St Joseph’s Church

Sacrament of Confirmation 2017

  • Commitment Mass: Sunday 23rd April @ 10.30am – St. Joseph’s Church
  • Parent/ Child Workshop: Tuesday 2nd May @ 6.30pm – St. Joseph’s School
  • Retreat Day: Friday 5th May - all day 9:00am - 3:30pm-  St. Joseph’s School
  • Sacrament of Confirmation: Friday 19th May @ 7pm - St. Joseph’s Church

Sacrament of Reconciliation Enrollment Form

Sacrament of First Eucharist Enrollment Form

Sacrament of Confirmation Enrollment Form