Keeping the Faith
Those who call themselves Marist in the tradition of St Marcellin Champagnat share a common mission, the mission of the Church: to make Jesus known and loved. Each day in all that we do, this is our goal.
Reflecting on the 50 years of College history in Canberra, we are thankful for the many blessings we have received, particularly in the wonderful staff and families who have worked together to make this College the community it is today. Courage was the hallmark of the early Brothers and remains so for staff today as we teach in a world often hostile to the values we promote.
For us as a Marist educational community, taking St Marcellin Champagnat as our inspiration, we hold fast to what is good in each person. In his life Marcellin modelled what we know as our characteristics of Marist education: family spirit, presence, simplicity, love of work, and all done in the way of Mary. A key development of the College's Strategic Plan was the development of a Core Values Statement. Based on the values inherent in the Gospel and those in our Marist tradition, we have identified faith, love, justice, compassion and hospitality as the core values at the heart of all we do.
Confirmation is conferred upon the majority of Year Six Catholic boys.
Whilst the Confirmation sacramental programs are parish-based, the Year Six classes conduct a 6-8 week program of preparation which supports the work of the Parish. During the year the Religious Education Coordinator (REC) coordinates the Sacrament of Reconciliation in each class. The Youth Ministry Teams have been responsible for assisting Year 6 students in their preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation.