As the primary educators of their children, parents have special responsibilities regarding Catholic schools. Chief among them is to help ensure that the school’s life and practices are consistent with a distinctively Catholic environment.’
(Mandate Letter, Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia, para. 57)
Religious Education at St Jerome’s Primary School follows the Perth Archdiocese Religious Education Units of Work. This program is to promote understanding of Christian beliefs and practices. Religious education is taught in a context with the same systematic demands and rigour as any other learning area.
Children participate in Sacramental programs in Year Three (Penance), Year Four (Eucharist) and Year Six (Confirmation). Parents are an integral part of this preparation and are encouraged to assist the class teacher in any way they can. Parent information sessions are held as part of the preparation for each sacrament and parents are strongly encouraged to attend.