Faith and Spirituality

Faith and Spirituality

Faith and spirituality are essential to the life of the College.

Religious education endeavours to make clear the values which are found in the school environment and in all the activities of the school.

We do that by:

  • Providing opportunities for experiencing and expressing faith within the College and wider community
  • Imparting a systematic knowledge of the person and teachings of Jesus Christ
  • Assisting in the full personal growth of students
  • Helping students understand the meaning of Church and the Catholic tradition while developing a sense of belonging
  • Nurturing Christian morality in decision-making
  • Encouraging students to give witness to their faith in the service of others and their willingness to demonstrate generosity and love
  • Encouraging an understanding of the philosophy of Joseph Cardijn in his approach to youth and, in particular, his methodology related to his rationale of 'SEE, JUDGE and ACT'.
  • Encouraging students to embrace the characteristics of St Marcellin Champagnat by living in ‘The Way of Mary’, and following the Marist characteristics of Presence, Simplicity, Love of Work and Family Spirit

At every year level students, from reception to year 12, are involved in weekly Religious Education lessons. Students in all year levels also take part in the College Liturgy Programs where we gather to celebrate the presence of Jesus in our lives.

Students from years 6-12 take part in a retreat/reflection experience varying from one day (Years 6 to 11) to three days (Year 12).

All students are encouraged to engage in activities that show solidarity for people in need. Our ability to demonstrate, ‘love of neighbour’ is key to our identity as Catholics. The College actively supports social justice by fundraising and volunteering for a variety of charities including, Caritas, Fred’s Van,  St. Vincent De Paul and Mini Vinnies (Galilee), and Breakfast Club, (Marcellin).

Our active Young Christian Students (YCS) group also provides a platform for students to contribute in our community and beyond, and to address social justice issues. 

Our College is also linked closely to the Noarlunga/Seaford Parish and in this way, students are connected to youth programs and Sacramental programs of the Parish.

As educators at Cardijn College, we seek to educate young people and help them find their rightful place as equal members of our society. We work to help our students recognise that they are known and loved by God and in the words of Joseph Cardijn,  ‘worth more than all the gold in the world’

Contact our Mission Engagement Officers: Tahlia Sully, Aden CroserCharl Abd Elmalk, Michaela McDonald

Contact our APRIM: Judith Botha (Marian, Marcellin), Kim Calderbank (Galilee)