Our formal religious education program is based on the curriculum framework for religious education in the Archdiocese of Melbourne.
Religious education is not a matter of imposing a set of beliefs on young people but rather, a process of educating from within.
Teachers foster critical and reflective thinking alongside ethical decision making. Students are invited to make sense of their world and their lives within a college that is faithful to the mission of Jesus.
Religious education is complemented by liturgies marking important occasions such as our opening school Mass and year 12 graduation.
As a Marist school, we also observe dates on the Marist calendar such as St Marcellin’s feast day on the 6th of June and the feast of the Assumption on the 15th of August.
There are immersions, reflection days, retreats and Remar/Game Changers – a Marist youth ministry.
The ministry facilitates a personal and faith development program from years 9 through 12 focused on leadership and community. Our youth ministers – who are former students – are closely involved in these activities.
Assumption College draws from the ways of St Marcellin Champagnat, founder of the Marist Brothers – striving to help our students become ‘good Christians and good citizens’.
This involves heightening student awareness of social justice issues and engaging them in good works, integral to making the Gospel relevant to the here and now.
Students raise funds for Caritas, Marist Solidarity – with an emphasis on helping the people of Timor-Leste – as well as the Vinnies winter and Christmas appeals. As part of the Champagnat Ministry, they are involved in Christian service at home and within their local communities.