At St Simon Peter Catholic Primary School, we strive to follow Christ centred teachings and values through our school motto ‘Love One Another.’ As educators, we strongly acknowledge the importance of providing students with the examples, experiences and tools that are essential to discovering the values, qualities and attitudes that will assist students to live a faith filled, positive life.
Our school is part of the St Simon Peter Parish, and we are strongly supported by our Parish Priests and the Sacramental Coordinator. We work together to promote our Catholic Identity through the Parish Based Sacramental Program.
Religious Education is the first learning area in a Catholic School. It focuses on the knowledge and understanding of the Gospel as it is handed on by the Catholic Church. Religious Education lessons occur each day in all classes. These lessons are supported by school Liturgical celebrations and daily prayer.
Making Jesus Real
A program to help us live according to our Catholic tradition. To remind us that Jesus Christ is at the centre of every aspect of our daily lives by literally making Jesus Real through our actions, words and thoughts.
Christian Meditation was introduced to St Simon Peter in 2018. It is a way of simplicity, silence and stillness. It can be practised by anyone, wherever you are on your life’s journey. Meditate every day. The daily practice may take some time to develop, but be patient. When you give up, start again.
How to meditate:
Sit still with your back straight. Close your eyes lightly.
Then silently, begin to recite a single word – a prayer word or mantra. We recommend the ancient Christian prayer-word "Maranatha" (Come Lord Jesus).
Say it as four equal syllables. Breathe normally and give your full attention to the word as you say it, silently, gently, faithfully and - above all - simply. The essence of meditation is simplicity.
Stay with the same word during the whole meditation and in each meditation day to day.
Don't visualise but listen to the word, as you say it.
Let go of all thoughts (even good thoughts), images and other words.
Don’t fight your distractions: let them go by saying your word faithfully, gently and attentively and returning to it as soon as you realise you have stopped saying or it or when your attention wanders.