Education In Faith
Being a Catholic Primary School, we are focused on celebrating the rich teachings and traditions of our Church. The life and teachings of Jesus are central to all that we do. These teachings are embedded in the way we interact with others, in our behaviour management systems and throughout our curriculum. We celebrate our patron saint, Dominic, and his virtues, courage, truth and compassion are reinforced in our daily lives.
At St Dominic’s Primary School, the beliefs and practices of our Catholic faith and tradition are embedded in every aspect of our lives. We strive to provide a Catholic worldview through our teaching and learning, sustained by the values lived by Jesus in the gospels.
Celebrating our faith through liturgy is an important component of school life. Students are engaged in many opportunities to worship through daily prayer, class masses, sacramental programs and formal classroom lessons. Religious education at St Dominic's takes seriously the mission of the Church to engage with the message of the Gospel and Catholic Tradition in all its wisdom, complexity and challenge. We follow the curriculum guidelines provided by the Melbourne Archdiocese of Catholic Schools to help students explain, interpret and reflect about the message of the Gospel and Catholic Tradition in their lives.
Students are prepared for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation as part of a class program. There is an expectation of significant parental involvement. Students receive the Sacraments in the following years:
Reconciliation – Year 3
First Eucharist – Year 4
Confirmation – Year 6
We celebrate the students’ reception of each Sacrament as an important stage in their faith journey.
St Catherine of Siena's Church
Our school choir has been a significant part of school life for over 5 years.
The children sing at all of our main Masses throughout the year and also at our school assemblies and at some community events.
All children from Year 2 and above are welcome to join the choir.
Our school choir singing our school song