Catholic Identity and Community
We, at St George Preca, are a Catholic school community seeking to create a culture of welcome and openness. In choosing a Catholic school, parents enter a partnership with the school where there is a shared privilege and responsibility for their child’s faith formation. The sacred dignity of each learner is acknowledged through each person’s story. Each individual brings their own unique story and world view, and listens with an open heart to the story of others.
This culture focuses on building right relationships with one another through actively listening to the stories of our own people – staff, students and their families – thus building a culture of understanding, acceptance, tolerance and respect.
Our Catholic school culture and identity is built on the charism of St George Preca, our Patron Saint, where the sacred dignity of each person provides a foundation for dialogue, where every individual has a voice and an opportunity to be heard, and where every individual is welcomed and acknowledged, setting in place the foundation for unconditional positive regard for all.
Our rituals, symbols and developing traditions embrace and reflect the Catholic faith of our community and form the basis for a deeper understanding and dialogue between individuals.
In the spirit of St George Preca we strive to:
- Provide Teaching and Learning programs that focus on Faith Formation and Development and Personalised Learning pathways to develop an inquiring mind in students
- Develop a welcoming community who are resilient, independent and lifelong learners
- Create a community in which every individual is catered for spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally.
We are building a culture that consistently aspires to enrich and promote a life lived in the Catholic faith with a particular focus on recognising and embedding our rituals, symbols and traditions.
The principles of Catholic Social Teaching are evident and recognised in our words and actions and embedded into all aspects or teaching at learning here at St George Preca.
One of the obvious opportunities in recent times has been our response to the homeschooling of students due to CoVID 19 restrictions. To the best of our capabilities, every family was provided with the tools and support to genuinely engage with the school and teachers with the aim of reducing any disadvantage and maximising their learning opportunities in the remote learning environment.
This key principle of promoting welcome, connectedness and partnership in our school should be seen to flow from the inside to the outside, linking the learning spaces with the community hub and the external spaces – visibly, educationally, environmentally, spiritually and emotionally.
Therefore, the partnership which exists between parish, school, parents and wider community and its integral role in realising this vision – to engage with families, bringing them into the full knowledge that their role as parent is valued and essential – ensures that the child is at the centre of all that we do.
Children who are baptised Catholic are able to receive the following Sacraments:
- Year 3 – Reconciliation
- Year 4 – First Eucharist
- Year 6 – Confirmation