Here at St. Mary’s we want to offer all children the opportunity to connect with and grow in their own spiritual life and understanding. We offer spaces for reflection about the world around us, our values and also a place for expressing faith based prayer.
During their time at school, many children opt to visit our prayer spaces to take a moment to reflect and say a prayer for others or themselves, or simply take time out to reflect about the world around them. In the main prayer space we use stickers on a cross to note which types of prayers children are expressing: red for help, blue for grief or sadness, orange for sorry, green for thank you etc.
In our changing prayer space we have had prayers for Australia and Fair Trade that have helped children connect with things happening in the world around them. In classrooms we ask ‘Big Questions’ to help children explore what they think and feel about love, equality, discovery and more.
During this unpredictable time children may feel many feelings that they find difficult to name or express. They may need the opportunity to ask big questions, have a moment of calm or even take time to be thankful for some of the good things around them.
On this page you will find some ideas to help you support your child’s spiritual awareness and growth. There are some Christian faith based ideas and prayers as well as other non-faith based ones.
Our heart for our children is that they would follow the example of Jesus and grow in strength, love and wisdom.
'And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on him. '