Our faith is clearly evident in all areas of our daily life at SPCC. We have a clear commitment to our Catholic identity and follow the teaching of Jesus Christ. We strive to be role models and disciples so that we may inspire our students to be the same.
At SPCC professional development is offered through our Diocese. Each teacher attends two Diocesan days of religious enrichment each year. New teachers attend an orientation that includes learning about the moral expectations of teaching in a Catholic school. Resources, materials, and guidance on teaching religion in Catholic schools are also shared. Our teachers in grades preschool through eight have suitable training and preparation to guide students in all areas of their Catholic faith. The teachers at SPCC have earned basic or master level catechist certification through the Diocese, and one of our teachers holds a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry.
Our Religion program includes activities for differentiated learning so that we may include students of all different abilities and backgrounds. Topics and themes taught in Religion class are applied across the curriculum to address students’ social, ethical, emotional and spiritual needs. Students are provided everyday opportunities to practice their faith connection within their families, in school, and in their church and community.
Religion classes are an integral part of our school day and follow Diocesan guidelines for the religion curriculum. We use diocesan approved text books for all grade levels. Sadlier’s We Believe religion series is used school-wide to enhance developmental and teaching methodologies in Religion by having a spiraling curriculum to expand and enhance the previous year’s knowledge.