Spirituality and Faith

As a community, St Gregory’s Primary School Seeks Truth through Gospel Values and is Faithful to the Teachings of Christ in providing quality education. 


We nourish our spirituality when we join with God on the journey of learning.

  • Good teaching and learning in a Catholic school flows from a journey of self-discovery, enriched by life experiences.
  • Inspirational teaching and learning happens when we model the values of Jesus.
  • Good teaching and learning fosters equality by being accepting and inclusive.
  • Good teaching and learning occurs in a calm and trusting environment present in a spiritual classroom.


We nurture authentic relationships when we connect with our world.

  • We gather together to celebrate our friendships as a community.
  • We strive to build our relationship on trust, respect and open communication.
  • Our teaching is based on effective relationships that are centred on our positive role models.
  • Good teaching nurtures self-esteem by catering for each individual.


We strive to reach our potential by being the best that we can be each day.

  • Valuing our experiences links learning to our lives.
  • Being encouraged to take risks in a safe environment develops resilience for future challenges.
  • Exploring possibilities in our learning prepares us for our future.


At St Gregory’s our Value Statements are based on the National Values for Australian Schools and were agreed upon by staff in 2008. They are values which appropriately describe what we feel is important at St Gregory’s. They are aligned to our Vision streams.


Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ. Romans 10:17
At St Gregory’s faith begins with God and extends to others and ourselves through our relationships.
We work towards developing relationships which allow us to believe in ourselves and in others.


He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart. Psalm 15:2
At St Gregory’s we are honest, sincere and seek the truth.
We work towards always telling the truth.


But Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Luke 18:16
At St Gregory’s we are aware of individual differences in all aspects of our lives.
We work towards including and accepting all people in our community.


You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word. Psalm 119:114
At St Gregory’s we believe that every day holds new opportunities.
We work towards everyone having a fresh start every day.


Do to others, as you would have them do to you. Luke 6:31
At St Gregory’s we are aware of others and their cultures, we accept diversity within a democratic society.
We aim to ensure everyone’s rights are respected.


You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. James 2:22
At St Gregory’s we work in collaboration with one another for the common good.
We work towards understanding there is no ‘I’ in team.

Fair Go

The Story of Zacchaeus. Luke 19:1-10
At St Gregory’s, we pursue and protect the common good where all people are treated fairly for a just society.
We work towards treating others the way we would like to be treated.


A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. John 13:34 
At St Gregory’s, we treat others with thoughtfulness and appreciate their gifts.
We work towards building relationships on trust, respect and open communication


Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. Psalm 27:14
At St Gregory’s, we strive to be the best we can be each day by never giving up.
We work towards encouraging ourselves to take risks in a safe environment that develops resilience for future challenges.


Still, other seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, multiplying thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times. Mark 4:8
At St Gregory’s, we nourish the spirituality, nurture positive relationships and encourage everyone to reach their potential.
We work towards developing our journey of self-discovery, enriched by life experiences.


A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. John 13:34
At St Gregory’s, we enjoy all the rights and privileges of being an Australian citizen and stand up for the rights of others.
We work towards by empowering others to participate with compassion and empathy in all school activities.


When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things. Mark 6:34
At St Gregory’s, we believe that service is a practical example of how we can all espouse the Gospel values in society. Service connects us to the ministry of Jesus and his teachings.

We work towards demonstrating service to others by giving back to the community.