Years 9 & 10

Year 9 – Respect

There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them.   There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. - 1 Corinthians 12:4-5

Through the mission and vision statement of St Joseph’s College, Lochinvar, we are challenged to establish a relationship with God. God gifts us and guides us to grow in our potential, acknowledging the love that we are graced with. In understanding this, we know that God made us to function by faith and love, respecting ourselves and others.

When students are encouraged to act with a humble and healthy confidence in the gifts that God has placed within us, the person that God created comes alive. When God gets hold of us, we begin to see our potential in a different way… we understand our gifts are to be used to honor God.

 

 

    

Year 10 – Compassion

I will show compassion to others, because my Savior first showed compassion to me. - 1 John 4:19

St Joseph’s College, Lochinvar, aims to equip students with the capacity to show compassion to others. Christ moved with compassion, taught with compassion, showed us acts of compassion and challenged us to be compassionate to others. This challenges our students to live out the Gospel message and to adopt a model based on mercy, being the merciful face of Christ. There are two aspects of compassion.

These aspects focus on the heart and the hands of compassion. For students to model this, we need to desire the need to show compassion, then be moved enough to act on the situation.