Social Justice

“Aspire not to have more but to be more.”
-Archbishop Oscar Romero

As a Catholic school, we believe it is a necessary response to the Gospel call of Jesus to build a more just and fair world.

Consequently, our Religious Education program places a strong emphasis on Social Justice; the belief that all people have a right to live with dignity and an equal share of the world’s resources. Each topic taught in the Religious Education program has a Social Justice component. From Foundation to Year 6, students are inspired to “Take Action” in either a local or global context. At the local level, students can contribute to the St Mary’s Parish Pantry Food Appeal (collecting non-perishable food items for those in need within our community) and, at the global level, students support our parish-partnership with Mary Immaculate in the District of Viqueque, East Timor.

Social Justice & ResourceSmart Connections (Parish Pantry Fundraiser)

One of the key resources in the education of students in Social Justice is the Caritas Australia website. Through this website, students are introduced to the Sustainable Development Goals, the principles of Catholic Social Teachings and Project Compassion, which is an annual campaign to raise awareness and money to end poverty.