We encourage the children to behave in a manner which reflects Gospel values, thus reflecting our school motto – ‘Strength and Gentleness’
Our Religious Education Curriculum identifies the Catholic school as a place where students are offered experiences of Catholic discipleship, and suggests ways that schools can promote those experiences in everyday school life. Teachers follow the Broken Bay K-12 Religious Education Curriculum which describes the Aims, the Objectives and the expected Outcomes of Religious Education in the classroom. The teaching and learning modules contained within the curriculum describe the expected learning outcomes, in addition to the Biblical and Catechism references, theological and education backgrounds and suggest ways that contemporary pedagogy could be incorporated into the teaching of Religious Education.
There are regular opportunities for students and their families to celebrate the Eucharist through class masses, school masses and family mass celebrations. Prayer is a very important part of each school day and children are taught how to pray using various forms of prayer. Each room has its personal prayer table and we pray together the School Prayer at morning assembly.
St Martin’s Catholic School supports each family in nurturing their child’s journey in faith. Students receive the sacraments of Confirmation, Reconciliation and Eucharist through the parish, family-centred Sacramental programs.
St Martin’s has a strong commitment to sharing in the mission of Jesus and Saint Martin de Porres, through its spiritual and financial support for vital social justice work both within Australia and in various parts of the world. In this way, children learn to live as disciples of Jesus and become active members of the Catholic Church.