Religious Education and Social Justice

Sacrament of Eucharist

This Sunday 2nd June,  our Year 3 students will receive the Eucharist for the first time at their First Holy Communion.  Ou parish priest, Fr Werner Utri, will lead our celebration. Please keep the children in your prayers as they take this next step in their faith journey.


Prayer for the First Communion Children


Loving God, 

You are the giver of all we possess, 

the source of all of our blessings. 

We thank and praise you. 

Give us the strength and courage to treat each day as a fresh start. 

May our children come to know you, 

the one true God, and Jesus Christ, 

whom you have sent. 

May your Holy Spirit help them to grow 

in faith, hope, and love, 

so they may know peace, truth, and goodness. May their ears hear your voice. 

May their eyes see your presence in all things. May their lips proclaim your word. 

May their hearts be your dwelling place. 

May their hands do works of charity. 

May their feet walk in the way of Jesus Christ, your Son and our Lord. 



Food Drive for the St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal


As the cold months of winter approach, we invite our school community to support our Social Justice initiative by donating to the St Vincent de Paul Society’s Winter Appeal. 


We invite all the students in our school to donate some food items from the suggestions below:

  • pasta
  • pasta sauce
  • rice
  • lentils
  • chickpeas
  • canned tuna 
  • canned vegetables 
  • canned fruit
  • cans and packets of soup
  • noodles
  • baked beans
  • snack foods eg. muesli bars, dried fruit, chips
  • breakfast cereals
  • Vegemite, honey, jam
  • long life milk
  • sugar
  • tea, coffee, Milo

We will place a basket for donations in each Learning Community until Friday 7th June. The items donated will be collected by the local St Vincent de Paul representative who will ensure the food is distributed to people in need in the local community. Please check that the cans and packets of food are not past the use-by date.


In supporting this cause we are living out the Catholic Social Teachings of Human Dignity and Preferential Option for the Poor.


Jane Wilkinson

Religious Education Leader