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About the Diocesan K-12 Religion Syllabus

The K-12 Religion Syllabus attempts to retell the story of Jesus and the Church, using language intelligible to young people of the 21st Century. The Syllabus has focus on the Catholic story in the larger context of the wider world, thus issues related to justice, morality and building a better world are explored in dialogue with the Catholic Christian context. Many students will obviously be hearing the Christian Story for the first time, not in a church or at home, but in a classroom.

The K-12 Religion Syllabus therefore has as its fundamental aim to enhance or promote knowledge and understanding of the Catholic Community: its story, its experiences and its teachings. This is done through the exploration of four main strands, woven across the years or stages, and based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. These strands are: Jesus and Scripture, History and Beliefs, Celebration and Prayer, Justice and Morality.

Gerard Sullivan, Head of Religious Education Catholic Schools Office Newcastle



St Francis Xaviers' Primary School is one of three Catholic Primary Schools in the Parish of East Lake Macquarie.

Mass Times


Sunday: 9:15 am
Sunday:  5:30 pm

Swansea: St Patrick’s Church

(213 Northcote Avenue, Swansea)
Saturday Vigil: 6:00 pm

Windale: St Pius X Church (2 Lake St, Windale)
Sunday: 7:45 am


Sacrament Information


Reconciliation Preparation Lesson - 18/10 (4pm) or 22/10 (10am)