St Mary’s is the Catholic school in the town of Cohuna. We have a rich and authentic Catholic Identity where we Glorify God in all things good! Today the Parish of St. Mary's and the Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception still retain a strong link with the School and local community.
St Mary’s is a safe and inclusive school where the gifts, talents and beliefs are all embraced and celebrated.
Our Religious Education Program
St Mary’s integrates the ‘Source of Life program’ into the curriculum daily. The Source of Life is a program designed by the Diocese of Sandhurst and is delivered for approximately two and a half hours a week. Prayer, liturgy and attendance to Mass is also an integral part to one’s faith development and the school partakes in such traditions regularly. All Learners enrolled at St Mary’s are taught Religious Education and expected to take part in these rituals and traditions. Concepts, values and key messages taught in Religious Education underpin all that we say and do.
An individual’s religious education is a lifelong process and attending a Catholic School only enhances this. Religious education in the 21st Century aims to;
- Foster within each individual a relationship with God.
- Immerse children in the story of the Catholic Faith Traditions and to understand the faith traditions in others.
- Create better self knowledge and spiritual growth.
- Actively commit to acts of social justice and Reconciliation and recognise that these are grounded in the story of Jesus.
Our Sacramental Program
St Mary’s offers a Sacramental program annually to its age appropriate Candidates. A Sacramental Candidate must have been baptised in a Catholic Church for this faith journey to continue in the Catholic Church. Anyone interested in the possibility of Baptism should contact St Mary’s Religious Education Leader.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered in Semester Two for Learners in Years 3 and beyond for those who have previously been baptised.
The Sacrament of First Eucharist and Confirmation is offered in Semester One for Learners in Years 4 and beyond for those who have previously been baptised and received Reconciliation.
Young members of our local community are welcome to take part in St Mary’s Sacramental Program. Please contact the school for further details.
Our program is lead by the school in conjunction with the families of the Candidates.