Religious Education (RE)
Students at Maronite College of the Holy Family follow a comprehensive religious education curriculum from years 7 -10. The program follows the guidelines of the Archdiocese’ of Parramatta and Sydney and incorporates scripture, catechism, tradition, history and life experiences into the RE curriculum. Being a Maronite College the students learn about the history, spirituality and traditions of the Maronite church within the context of the charismas of the Maronite Sisters of the Holy Family. Year 11 and 12 students study the board developed Studies of Religion course which examines the beliefs and practices of other religions within an Australian setting. It is believed that this course will help equip our students to fit into an increasingly multi-cultural Australian society.
All students, from 7-12 regularly attend Mass and Reconciliation so that their spiritual life is continually nourished by the sacraments of the Church. Reflection days and the Pastoral Care program encourage students to be whole and complete in mind, body and spirit. Students are encouraged to participate in the many outreach activities provided by the school such as visiting Westmead Children’s Hospital, collecting blankets and Christmas hampers for the St Vincent de Paul Society, raising money for Caritas, visiting residents in the local aged care home, and regular blood donations. The school hopes and prays that all its students will leave the school with the desire to know, love and serve Christ and his Gospel through service to his church and the wider Australian community.