Once a term each class comes together to celebrate through the Catholic Mass or liturgy.
The whole school community also comes together to celebrate:
- St Patrick’s Day
- Ash Wednesday
- Feast of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop
- Thanksgiving / Graduation Mass
On Monday mornings, we gather as a school community for prayer. Members of our Prayer and Liturgy Committee and class groups take turns to lead these special gatherings.
All classes take part in Christian meditation twice a week.
Journey to Emmaus
This Christian group for our Year 6 students is based on the principles of servant leadership. The group aims to inspire a service mindset of helping and caring for others.
The Journey to Emmaus Servant Leadership Program develops/prepares (a different word here) our Year 6 students as social justice leaders for today and the future. Through connecting with the life of Jesus and the vision and mission of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop and Fr Julian Tenison Woods, our students actively engage in acts of service to bring God’s love to all. As student leaders in a Josephite School, our Year 6 students bring our school motto ‘In All Things Love’ to life by giving of their themselves while serving the (justice) needs of our local and wider community.
Catholic Social Teaching
The values of Catholic Social Teaching underpin everything we do at St Patrick’s. They guide us in all spheres of life - the economic, political, personal and spiritual.
At St Patrick’s, we work together to meaningfully influence and impact our world for the better by helping people in need close to home and further afield. Throughout the year, we support the important work of many charities including
- Caritas Project Compassion
- St Vincent De Paul
- Catholic Charities
- Mary MacKillop Today
We are striving to reduce our footprint on the earth to care for God’s creation. Our progress towards being a thoughtful and sustainable school community includes our Nude Food initiative and commitment to recycling.