Family and Faith

Family and Faith

Through the Family and Faith program, parents – as the first educators of their children – are invited into a deeper and more intimate relationship with the person of Jesus Christ.

Family and FaithThe aim of the Family Educator is to:

  • nurture strong and meaningful parish, family, and school relationships
  • implement new models of supporting the spiritual, social and educational formation of families.

The four areas the Family Educator covers are:

  1. Developing/Enhancing the faith life of the parents
  2. Connecting/Reconnecting/Enhancing family engagement in the faith life of the school
  3. Supporting family wellbeing.

The Family Educator facilitates the following initiatives:

  • ‘meet and greet’ opportunities for parents, such as coffee mornings
  • art and craft workshops focused on feast days, including St Mary MacKillop, St Patrick, Lent, Easter, and the month of the Rosary (October)
  • SPaR: Stop, Pray and Reflect, which is an opportunity to stop and take time out for 10 minutes of the day to be with God
  • Christian meditation
  • Sacramental art workshops for parents of our school and parish whose children are completing a Sacramental program
  • playgroup (school/parish/community), which is an opportunity for school/parish mums to come together to socialise and have a coffee together
  • guest speakers on topics such as nutrition, transition to high school, and inspiration from people in the community like Sam Clear
  • the students’ Mini Vinnies program through our relationship with St Vincent De Paul .
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