Liturgy is an integral part of the life of the Catholic School.

It engages and involves the conscious, active and fruitful participation of everyone.
Liturgy is people praying a special prayer in a special way.

At St John’s Primary School we believe that Liturgy:
  • Is a relationship between the School, the Parish and the Community.
  • Leads the children to a greater understanding and growing in faith.
  • Leads to God encounters both as a community group or as a group of praying individuals.
  • Provides an opportunity to experience God’s love.
  • Is a formal practice of our faith.
  • Allows children to take part in a deliberate activity in one way or another to connect prayerfully with God.
  • Is a ritual involving symbols, both liturgical and relating to children’s lives.
  • Is listening to God’s Word.
  • Incorporates The Word, rituals, prayers, reflections, celebrations and symbolic actions.
  • Reinforces our faith beliefs.
  • Is a time to come together as a community of believers
  • Is an experience of God and of our faith

At St John’s Primary School we aim to:

  • Provide the children with a regular liturgical experience where they will participate in a variety of Liturgical activities on a regular basis, such as the Mass, Prayer Service.
  • Regularly attend Mass as a class and as a whole school.
  • Foster an environment based on the Catholic faith that allows children to experience a meaningful response to God.
  • Provide participatory styles and actions which should be colourful to, where applicable; enhance the impact of the experience.
  • Foster and nurture more involvement by children in liturgy.
  • Provide daily prayer experiences utilising all forms of prayer, dance, song, reflection, guided meditation etc.
  • Teach the Gospel values and put them into practise in all of our dealings with children and each other.
  • Make sacramental celebrations meaningful.
  • Make out faith accessible to all who wish to be a part of our community – no exclusions.
  • To teach the story of Jesus’ life and relate this to our own experiences.
An art piece, by way of a sculptured garden, has been designed and installed in a roundabout at the Western Entrance to the school. The design of the statue and garden area was coordinated by and executed by artist Megan Cullum.
The piece incorporates symbolism of our school's patron saint, St. John The Baptist. It uses cut rusted steel, local Crypress timbers, local sandstone, plants and ceramic glazed tiles.
The bright turquoise ceramic tiles were created by all the students in the school, staff and some parents. They hold symbols created to represent St. John and his story. Together the take the shape of a river glistening; The Jordan River. It was where St. John Baptised people, including his cousin Jesus.
There is a large cut steel image of St John holding his long staff with a cross on the top. His hand beconing to Follow and "prepare the way" for the coming of Christ. These words are also on the supporting post also connecting the work of our Catholic school; preparing the children and families who come to our school.