Cabra Dominican College
The integration of Christian values and the search for truth, in an atmosphere of cooperative involvement, are basic qualities of an education at Cabra.
The Cabra Christian Community
There is a real sense of support and encouragement for the process of personal growth at Cabra Dominican College. Reflection days, retreats and regular liturgies complement the formal Religious Education program, which offers a developmental study of our Catholic heritage and the opportunity for open discussion of faith issues.
In addition, the religious life of the school is expressed through class prayer, works of charity, voluntary social action student groups and the availability of various spaces for contemplation and prayer, such as the College Chapel, the Dominican Peace Garden and a dedicated Religious Education Centre and Meditation Room.
The Religious Education faculty places a strong emphasis on its teachers having ongoing professional development and qualifications in Religious Education, and this together with the commitment that teachers bring to their vocation, ensures the continuation of the tradition of excellent religious education provided by the Dominican Sisters in the past.
It is our belief and experience that boys and girls are best educated together. In a society that no longer accepts gender inequity, it is vital that boys and girls learn to respect each other at each stage of their development. A balance between creativity, skill development, reflection and action is the philosophy on which we have based our courses.
Fundraising and raising awareness for Catholic Charities
Representatives of agencies benefiting from the proceeds of Cabra Dominican College’s Café Crumbs recently enjoyed a morning tea provided by students who run the community cafe.
Nicole Laube, deputy principal Learning and Teaching at Cabra, said students were loving the community activity and one of their aims was to raise funds and awareness of the different Catholic charities within the community.
“Thank you for taking the time out to come to our Café,” Nicole told the group.
“The students are loving this course and we are very grateful that you could visit our café this morning. The real life authentic learning experience allows us to live out our Catholic identity and learn about the world beyond Cabra.”
Pictured: Michael Francis from Hutt St Centre, Deb Ranieri and Robyn from Catherine House along with Annie O’Neill from Catholic Charities enjoyed coffee and cakes along with the students.