Years 11 & 12

Year 11 – Faith

Do not be afraid I am with you; I have called you each by name, you are mine. - Isaiah 43

St Joseph’s College, Lochinvar, actively seeks to nurture the faith development of students as they move into adulthood. This means providing opportunities to deepen the experience of the presence of a loving God in their lives and reinforcing the need for them to be fully present to others. Since God sees each person individually, with unique gifts and abilities as well as vulnerabilities and frailties, our young men and women are encouraged to listen to God’s call and to use their gifts to the best of their ability for the good of others.

This means developing relationships founded on love, developing and earning trust and fostering openness. Importantly though, our young men and women are led to understand that even in the most challenging of times, during times of self-doubt, they are not alone.

 

 

 

Year 12 – Service

And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. - Micah 6:8

St Joseph’s College Lochinvar, aims to provide opportunities for young people to live out the principles of Catholic social teaching – recognising and supporting the dignity of the human person, the common good and solidarity. Students learn how to make a difference in the lives of others by responding to their needs and acting without the expectation or requirement of recognition or reward.

Students develop an understanding of the lived experience of Christian service, as the lived experience of Jesus Christ. This involves outreach to the marginalised, nurturing an attitude of acceptance and inclusion and developing the courage to respectfully speak out against injustice. When young people are empowered to serve, they develop the capacity to make a real difference, to transform their own lives and that of their communities.