Sacred Heart School Prayer
Loving God, our Father in Heaven,
Give us good liyan today,
In what we think and do and say,
Jesus said love one another and live together
like sister and brother,
help us learn to follow His rule,
and make this place a special school,
Where we can safely learn and play
and be deadly every day.
Sacred Heart of Jesus I place my trust in you.
School liturgies strive to be culturally sensitive, and we regularly use the Missa Kimberley (Missa Terra Spiritus Sancti 2018 approved for use in the Diocese of Broome).
In collaboration with our Parish Priest, Fr John, we provide rich liturgical experiences for children, staff, parents and the wider community.
At the beginning and end of each term there is a whole school Eucharist.
Kindy, Pre-Primary, Years 1 & 2 prepare and participate in Liturgy of the Word often held in their classrooms or in the beautiful grounds of the school.
Masses/Liturgies are celebrated by each class during the term.
Children in Years 4 to 10 receive the Sacrament of Penance during Lent and during Advent, this takes place during school time.
SHARE WITH FAMILIES
Parents are required to attend a Commitment Mass with their child and workshop sessions are held as part of the preparations for each Sacrament. All Sacramental candidates participate in a one-day retreat prior to the Sacraments of Confirmation, Penance and Eucharist. We highly encourage families to share in these wonderful events.
Children are Prepared each year for the Sacraments
All our teachers refer to the Religious Education Units of Work of the Archdiocese of Western Australia for all RE lessons where our children are prepared each year for the Sacraments:
YEAR 4 – SACRAMENT OF PENANCE
YEAR 5 – SACRAMENT OF HOLY EUCHARIST
YEAR 6 – SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
The whole school gathers daily to pray the Angelus and on Fridays a decade of the Rosary, where we meditate on the mysteries of the life of Christ and ask for the intercession of our mother Mary.
At our weekly assemblies, different classes prepare the prayers of the faithful where we remember the needs of the world and the local community.
FAITH IN OUR CLASSROOMS
Our First Learning Area
In our classrooms, our first learning area is Religious Education where we teach that love and knowledge spring from God. Classrooms are a place of prayer, with students gathering at the beginning and end of the day to reflect and give thanks to God.
Faith informs our pastoral care for one another; the welcome, love and forgiveness of Jesus are at the heart of our interactions with one another.