Is broken down into several key areas:
At St Bernardine's we see a need to teach students about values and how they assist in faith and moral development. At St Bernardine's we have a value that we focus on every fortnight that is written in the newsletter , displayed in the classroom as well as on school signage. Below is a sample of some values that we emphasis at St Bernardine's.
Dignity and justice for each person: all persons are created equally and human dignity is inviolable. Our educational efforts should confirm the belief that everyone is unique, and that individual distinctions enrich and enliven our world; the individual has both rights and responsibilities.
Collaboration and subsidiarity: Catholic educators make use of a 'shared wisdom' in arriving at decisions and attempt to locate decision making at the lowest appropriate level.
Creativity: we look for creative, flexible and future oriented responses that best address the needs of learners, the local community, system and government.
Stewardship: education should view individuals as moral beings, accountable for their decisions and responsible for their actions; with an ability to seek what is true and to do what is right.
The Importance of Prayer
Three times in the first ten verses of this letter the Apostle Paul has told the Colossians that he is praying for them. He tells them he is thanking God for them and that his prayers on their behalf are unceasing.
What is Prayer?
It seems that the first question we must ask is this: what is prayer? The simple answer is this: prayer is talking with God. We pray when we open our heart to the Almighty.
As simple as this is, it is also something people need to hear. Too many people feel that prayer is a certain sound . . .. Others feel prayer is something that takes place in a certain place or with a certain posture. But none of those things are requirements for true prayer. In fact, you can sound holy and not be doing anything other than talking to yourself.
True prayer is honest, humble and personal.
Reasons for Prayer
There are several good reasons to pray.
Our classroom prayer at St Bernardine's is student focused that incorporates the liturgical life of the Church and the students own needs and thoughts. Each class does this prayer differently and at regular times that suit their situation.
St Bernardine's Parish Sacramental Program
Parents of Catholic children wishing to receive information regarding Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Communion are invited to phone the parish office on (07) 3884 7600 (Monday-Friday, 8.30am to 12.30pm) or email email@example.com.
St Bernardine's Parish Website: http://www.stbernardinesparish.com.au/
All Liturgical Celebrations are advertised in our School eNewsletter.