The St Martin de Porres philosophy is expressed through the school’s motto
In Omnibus Caritas – In all things love and Veritas – Truth.
In the words of St Mary of the Cross Mackillop we “never see a need without doing something about it”.
Every facet of life at St Martin de Porres provides opportunity for students to experience the graciousness of God in their lives. Each child is encouraged to grow spiritually and to be the very best person they can be.
At St Martin de Porres, we:
This holistic approach to education empowers families to participate and enhanced their child’s learning.
The religious dimension is one which enriches our Dominican heritage. This dimension is experienced through:
Our mission is to actively develop the Catholic ethos of the school. We invite our whole school community into a faith centred environment.
The Religious Education curriculum follows the Crossways Framework endorsed by Catholic Education South Australia (CESA).
Crossways supports the integration of faith, life and culture by providing a curriculum framework for the development of teaching and learning within the Key Learning Area of Religious Education.
Weekly Parish Masses
Weekday Mass is celebrated each Wednesday afternoon at 12.00pm and Friday morning at 9.30am in the Parish Church. Each year level celebrates Mass four times a year and they are rostered to participate in the readings, prayers and singing.
All are welcome to join the children in celebrating the Mass together.
Whole School/Parish Masses
Whole School Masses are a gathering of the school and parish community in prayer. We host six whole school celebrations per year:
Whole School Liturgies
Liturgies are held during Passion Week leading up to Easter, Remembrance Day and Advent leading up to Christmas. Each class is responsible for hosting the liturgy for the school community.
The Sacramental Program aims to support parents in the preparation of their children to celebrate sacraments in their lives. The program is offered as a Parish/School initiative.
Parent Information sessions and Parent/Student workshops are held out of school hours prior to celebrating sacraments.
The southern cluster youth ministry program is an initiative of the Catholic Parishes and Schools in the South Western Suburbs of Adelaide. The purpose of the program is to minister to young people within our parishes and schools and find relevant and accessible ways for them to engage with their faith and the life of the Church.
There are a number of opportunities for children, teenagers and young adults to participate in this program: www.Southernclusteryouth.com