RELIGIOUS IDENTITY & CULTURE
From the first moment a child sets foot in Jubilee School, we show that they are entering a new environment. Our Cross takes pride of place. As an Ecumenical school, we celebrate the similarities of our Faith Traditions (Catholic, Anglican, Uniting and Apostolic) but also honour the differences. For example: before we pray we always say, “Please begin our pray in the way you feel most comfortable." Most children will make the Sign of the Cross whilst some may simply bow their heads.
The religious life of Jubilee School provides opportunities for the students of our school community to grow in Christian faith through prayer, worship, a Christian environment, community, formation, outreach, and social action and justice.
We use symbols to introduce our prayer assembly. For example: Indigenous Rain Stick and flags - Indigenous flag, Jubilee School flag and Australian flag.
We have “The Calling of Jubilee Primary School” (our Vision Statement) and our Teaching and Learning Framework displayed prominently throughout the school. Every learning and office space has a copy displayed. These documents are the touchstone for our planning and school life.
Our school is dotted with art and iconography, reflecting the differing Faith Traditions of our school. The “Cross” is a common feature of our Christian Traditions and makes a prominent feature throughout our school.
We have an “Outreach” Calendar of Events, where each Year Level is responsible for choosing a cause and organizing fundraising for it. We ensure that our Covenant Churches are included within this calendar, along with other worthwhile causes. Where appropriate we have other fundraising such as “Baby Baskets” for the Uniting Church. Staff bring in “goodies” to stock baskets for new mums within the church community.