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Reaching Out

The Catholic school community is grounded in the belief that each person is made in the image and likeness of God. The dignity of the human person is the starting point for a vision for a just society – the Kingdom of God. From this vision, the Catholic school responds to a call to service, not just as a moral duty or obligation, but in a spirit of joyful loving that responds to the presence of God in each person encountered. In answering this call, the school reaches beyond itself to act for justice and the Common Good; standing in solidarity with the marginalised or as stewards of a beautiful, but at times beleaguered, earth. In reaching out, the school promotes participation, inclusion and equity by establishing policies and decision-making processes that respect the dignity of individuals and the principle of subsidiarity. Leadership engages all those affected by the practices to help develop the processes and policies and reflect on them. In reaching out, the school participates with the parish and wider community to reflect on justice issues and respond through political, economic, social or ecological actions that contribute to the common good. In this way it proposes a just society, clearly demonstrating its Catholic identity through actions of love, compassion and peace.