Student Catechists

“So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and the teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”
(Ephesians 4:11-13)

Ephesians provides us with a specific direction, that we are meant to be of service to others, so that we can become more like Christ. As such the scripture underpins the reasoning of the different activities that the students and staff can undertake on behalf of the College.

One unique offering is for students in Year 10. They are trained to be Student Catechists. These Year 10 Catechists work alongside the adult catechists from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish and once a week they visit the local state primary schools of St Andrews and Robert Townsen.

Each week, with the support of the other catechists, they plan and then present scripture lessons for the students of different year groups.

We know they make an impact on these students, as the new students to the College make a point of saying that they had a certain Year 10 catechist visit and teach them while they were in Year 6.