The Religious Education program at Emmanuel Catholic Primary School aims to give students a knowledge of the Church’s beliefs, traditions and practices so that they can affirm their Catholic identity in today’s world. From Prep to Year Six, we strive to provide learning experiences that will help the students to recognize “God is with us” – in ourselves, in others, and in our world. This realization should lead the student to greater respect for themselves and others. In responding to God in their own lives the students should begin to recognize their responsibility within the Church and so want to witness to the love of God for ALL, and to fulfil their Christian vocation.
Emmanuel Catholic Primary School is fortunate to have a campus chapel. Liturgy is an important part of school life. Year level liturgies are held regularly in our campus chapel. Parents and families are always welcome to participate. In addition, all members of our campus community have the opportunity to celebrate Eucharist together each Thursday morning at 8.00 a.m.
The sacramental formation of each student is encouraged, supported and emphasised. Sacramental programs for First Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Eucharist are parish-based throughout the Rockhampton Diocese and preparation of students at home, in parishes and at school is co-ordinated by the Parish Sacramental Team, of which the Assistant to the Principal - Religious Education is a member.
Important events in the life of the Church and Emmanuel which are celebrated in community include:
Opening School Mass
Ash Wednesday Liturgy
Anzac Day Liturgy
Holy Week Liturgy
Feast Day Mass
Year 6 Mass – end of year
Closing School Year Mass
The school staff recognise that educating a child in faith is a privilege that parents share with us. This does not replace but complements the role of parents. We therefore encourage parents to be involved in all faith development activities at the school, especially Sacramental Programs and class and school liturgies.
Emmanuel Catholic Primary School Baxter Drive, Mt Pleasant QLD 4740 (PO Box 8064, Mt Pleasant QLD 4740)