Our College motto at Mount Carmel College is ‘Fortes in Fide’ (strong in faith) and this epitomises our educational approach.
Through our curriculum, in particular our Religious Education program, knowledge of the Catholic religious tradition and the charism of the Sisters of Charity is taught to all.
Concerns common to all human beings, such as the meaning of life, the values of positive relationships as taught by the gospels, and the search for personal meaning, are interwoven into the curriculum and presented from a Christian perspective.
At secondary level, we also look at other religions from around the world, so that our students develop open hearts and minds, and an understanding of the views of others.
Major moral questions confronting humanity today, such as social justice and human freedom, are addressed. All students, regardless of their religious views, are encouraged to strive for positive, respectful relationships with others in the school community and beyond.
Where students are searching, our spiritual emphasis is on helping them to understand exactly what faith in Jesus Christ is, to understand the response that the Church makes to their questions, and to examine more deeply their choices.
Our College celebrates its Christian faith through classroom prayer, weekly prayer services, class Masses, liturgies based around seasonal events in the Catholic Church and significant events in our school year. Gathering as a whole school for the celebration of the Eucharist is a vital part of our Catholic story and our spiritual journey. Reflection Days allow us to step out of the routine of our daily lives to reflect on our relationships with each other, ourselves and our God.
It is our belief that we are partners with parents and carers in the faith development of our young people. We can only build on the foundations established at home and we value the positive support of each student’s family, in our mission of leading students towards the knowledge and love of God through Jesus Christ.