Religious Education

Catholic Identity

St Brigid’s School is an integral part of the wider parish community and as such, recognises the importance of its role in building a community, which is supportive of children, staff, parents, and parishioners.

We continue the message of Jesus by recognising the value and dignity of everyone within the community.


We provide an environment where:

  • Every person feels safe and nurturing
  • Everyone has a sense of belonging and an appreciation of their worth
  • Everyone can contribute to the community of the school and continue their journey in faith
  • Every person is responsible for God’s creation


As a Catholic School, we educate and support children to participate in the living traditions and faith experiences of the Catholic Church. We work in partnership with parents and recognise them as the primary educators in nurturing their child/children in the faith. We also work in partnership with the Parish to initiate children into the sacramental life of the church community.

To encourage growth in spiritual awareness, we acknowledge many ways of praising God through liturgy and prayer.

Celebration is an integral part of our community. At St Brigid’s we celebrate our relationship with each other and our relationship with the community. We also celebrate our achievements, diversity, sacramentality, culture, special days and events, family, and friends, through school and community gatherings and festivities, liturgy, prayer, and everyday life.


Religious Education

All staff and students at St Brigid's School participate in learning and activities which support the religious dimension of our school.

Drawing on both personal experiences and the taught curriculum, our Religious Education program supports and complements the sharing and deepening of faith. It invites students to understand their faith and how it operates in the world they know.

Class teachers have the privilege of providing students with an experience of Church that is life-giving, authentic, and related to student needs. 

The Religious Education program at St Brigid's School is planned using the Crossways RE-Design Religious Education Framework for South Australian Catholic Schools. This framework respects the fact that all students learn differently in a rapidly-changing world - which is becoming more technological and less personal. The program is designed so that all students have opportunities to pray, reflect and discuss their world and the world around them within the broader context of Catholic teaching.

The program is also taught with an understanding that parents are the first and foremost educators by way of faith for their children, and that families have a particularly important role to play in the spiritual development of the child.