CATECHETICS

Our High School and Primary school Catechetics are run separately on different days. Primary School classes cater for children from Grade 0 to Grade 6 and are held on Mondays from 15:30 to 16:30 hrs. High School classes are on Tuesdays from 18:00 to 19:00 hrs and cater for children from Grade 7 to Grade 12.

Classes vary in size from 10 to 30 pupils. We teach Lectionary based Catechetics, which means that all lessons are designed to give our children a better understanding of the Gospel and in so doing enabling student to spread the Good News.

The year 2003 saw us joining our neighbouring parish in a First Holy Communion Camp at John Bosco Retreat Centre in Walkerville, South of Johannesburg. The weekend camp proved to be tremendously successful and a great learning experience for both the children who attended and the parents who assisted. We all came away closer to Jesus and with a better understanding of the importance of the sacrament. We hope to make this camp an annual event so that many more children will benefit from this enriching experience.

Like all parishes we too experience problems of lack of parental support and a shortage of teachers, but with out leader Fr. Terry Barnard and our small team of dedicated teachers we can keep moving forward powered by the guidance of the Holy Spirit.


Angelina Farinha.