“Parents are the first and most important educators of their children, and they also possess a fundamental competency in this area: they are educators because they are parents. They share their individual mission with other individuals or institutions, such as the Church and the State”. (The Pontifical Council for the Family – Guidelines for Education within the Family, #23)
“Even amid the difficulties of the work of education, difficulties which are often greater today, parents must trustingly and courageously train their children in the essential values of human life. Children must grow up with a correct attitude of freedom with regard to material goods, by adopting a simple and austere life style and being fully convinced that “man is more precious for what he is than for what he has.”[Familiaris Consortio #100]
“The family called together by word and sacrament as the Church of the home, is both teacher and mother; the same as the worldwide Church.” (Familiaris Consortio #38)
Here at OLSOS we feel privileged to share in the God-given vocation of educating your children. We aim to assist in guiding and nuturing them so they can navigate through their life and faith journey as closely as possible to the example Jesus provided us with.
It is our job to help them discover and develop all their precious gifts and talents that they can use to lead a fulfilling life, as well as to benefit their communities, and give God the thanks and glory He deserves.
There are plenty of empowering resources to use when educating children that reflect a Catholic ethos. A link to some of these are provided below for you.
Our Diocese of Broken Bay website has many helpful resources for parents particularly in the comprehensive Family Resource section. This section provides a directory of resources and ideas “to assist families to grow in faith,… to nurture their family spirituality,..to enable parents to enrich their family life and to recognise the presence of God in their daily family activities.”.
Xt3 (which stands for – Christ in the Third Millennium), developed by the Archdiocese of Sydney “is an award-winning, interactive social media platform, bringing you the latest Catholic videos, podcasts, article & more! Featuring live webcasts, youth ministry resources and Smartphone Apps for Lent and Advent, Xt3 will keep you in touch with Church news and events, the latest hot topics, as well as updates from WYD2016.”