Catholic Primary School, Heidelberg West

Education in Faith

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Education in faith at St Pius X is multi-faceted. We celebrate, explore and learn about our faith through Liturgical Celebrations, the Parish Community, the RE Curriculum and the Atrium Program.

Atrium – Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

St Pius X has a dedicated space within the school called an ‘Atrium’. 

This is a unique hands on environment filled with sensorially rich materials for the children’s faith formation. The materials are focused on scripture and liturgy and based on the Montessori Method of Education. The formation process is known as the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and can be found in many parishes throughout the world.

St Pius X is currently the only school in Melbourne where all the students come to the Atrium on a weekly basis. The Atrium complements and sits alongside our regular Religious Education program.

Sacraments

Every second year at the Year 3/ 4 level the Catholic children at St Pius X celebrate their First Holy Eucharist and Sacrament of Reconciliation. 

Preparation takes place in the classroom and in the Atrium. Parent / Child workshops and a Sacramental Retreat form part of this process.

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