Every Family at the Heart of the Church

"Seek those that have fallen away, stand at the crossroads and welcome the outcast. Such a community has an endless desire to show spirit". #24 - Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium.

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We are a Community of Welcome

At the heart of Nazareth's vision is a community who gather in prayer and celebration. We draw inspiration and focus from the Eucharist. The Christian message, together with the Catholic traditions and practices are evident in contemporary, relevant and diverse gatherings. 

Life-long opportunities for education and development are at the heart of our innovative endeavour. 

Each year our community embraces an inspired message through a number of initiatives including staff formation, liturgical celebration, social justice and immersion programs, community connections and opportunities to share in the life of the Church. 

Through these activities we aim to bring about the vision of the Nazareth Community and thus breathe new life into our family-centred Church. 

The 2017 theme Voice of Hope draws on our motto 'In Joyful Hope' and in recognition of our 10 Year Anniversary. It engages us in a time of reflecting, renewing and celebrating whilst also aspiring, responding and committing to future pathways. 

Nazareth Catholic Community collectively is the Voice of Hope. Every person and their contribution is paramount to the evolution and growth of our community's faith, family and learning. 

We value: 

  • openness to God's Spirit at work in our midst
  • all creation's interconnectedness 
  • respect for the dignity of each person 
  • commitment to processes of learning that are formative, challenging, engaging, life-long and life-wide. 
  • inclusivity of those at the edges 
  • sensitivity, justice and compassion

(from Continuous Improvement Framework for Catholic Schools, Catholic Education South Australia)  

Through the Enhancing Catholic Identity Project Nazareth aims to become a community who 'recontextualises' Catholic Faith where "Catholic beliefs and values are expressed in the context of the diverse belief systems/cultures present in the school community. In respectful dialogue, the Catholic Faith is held as central." 

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Catholic Culture

Throughout the year, our students are passionately dedicated and committed to organizing and participating in a variety of initiatives, discussions and fundraisers aimed to raise awareness of global and social issues including poverty, bullying, human rights, refugees and asylum seekers, racial discrimination and homelessness. 

Our catholic culture and social justice teachings provide opportunity for students to understand, reflect and broaden their awareness of the world around them. They acquire the knowledge to realise they can make a difference in the world. 

At the heart of the College's curriculum is the development of our Catholic culture, social justice teachings and religious education. Founded and centred on the teachings of Jesus in the Gospels students have the opportunity to understand, reflect and broaden their awareness of the world around them.