At St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School, we welcome all regardless of faith tradition. As a Catholic School, our core beliefs are central to our Mission where respect, justice and faith are celebrated.
Students are invited to share in the Christian story through prayer, reflection, liturgy, social justice and learning programs. All children enrolled at the school will participate in one Class Liturgy or Mass per term as well as celebrate as a whole school on selected Feast Days.
Families who have chosen baptism for their children are offered the opportunity to have their children prepare for, and celebrate the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion as outward signs of commitment to the Catholic Tradition. This program requires strong family support and involvement in the life of the parish community.
St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School supports the Catholic Parish and on the second Sunday of most months, the 9.00am Mass in St Alphonsus is led by the children. These combined Parish-School Masses also involve those young people preparing for the Sacraments of Initiation.
The Liturgical Year is celebrated through Lent, Easter, Ordinary Time, Advent and Christmas and this is highlighted in teaching and learning programs.
Our outreach to maintain a commitment to Mercy is to support appeals that build capacity for life for some of the most marginalised in our community. We both invite and encourage families to support Project Compassion during Lent, St Vincent de Paul’s Winter Appeal for the local area and the Combined Churches Christmas Appeal. In addition, we conduct an annual collection for Catholic Charities at our Christmas Celebration.