Religious Education is integral to all our teaching and learning programs as we instil Catholic values across the curriculum. We believe that an essential part of Religious Education happens in a school culture which is grounded in faith, hope and love. We strive to awaken within our school culture the fruits of the Holy Spirit. We look to the lives of St Angela and St Francis of Assisi as our models for the way to live out the Spirit.
The units set down in Sharing our Story have been studied in Stages 1, 2 and 3 in the school. These units are designed with a theological and educational background and are developed with the appropriate teaching, learning and assessment strategies and resources.
Our main purpose as a Catholic school is the faith development of staff, children and parents within our parish community. Since the school began, an important aspect of our growing school culture has been developing a sense of reverence. Hence in all liturgies, prayers and quiet times that we organise for the children, these faith experiences are enhanced by their obvious reverence and understanding that it is a special time to communicate with their God.
Each morning the classes have time to pray and the children have prayer sessions at special times such as Easter, Advent and Pentecost. There are also opportunities for children to share a faith experience when their parents come to a liturgy for Mother's Day and Father's Day.
The students of St Angela’s are prepared for the Sacraments of Eucharist, Confirmation and Reconciliation through the parish based sacramental program at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Kellyville. The instruction for each of these sacraments takes place in the family. To complement these programs, the school also teaches sacramental units from Sharing Our Story.
In accordance with the Diocesan Sacramental Policy, the students receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Sacrament of Eucharist in Year 3 and the Sacrament of Confirmation in Year 6.
Opportunities are given to the students from Years 3 – 6 to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist at either the Parish Church or the school.