“The original meaning of the word ‘liturgy’ was a public work or service on behalf of the people” (Religious Education p. 211). When we gather as a college for liturgy, we recognise that the leaders of liturgy, whether they are pastors, students or staff, are there for the people, helping us to celebrate God, to listen to the Scriptures, and move us to do good in our community.
Liturgy reflects the community that it comes from, and as an ecumenical school our gathering is different to that of other schools in BCE; we gather to be nourished solely at the table of the Word. Our liturgy has four elements:
Throughout the year our liturgy is focussed on events within the college and informed by the seasons of the Church’s year. We gather as a whole school on numerous occasions throughout the year:
There are a number of other liturgies celebrated within the college including ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day, End of Primary Years, at our Celebrations of Learning and within our year level groups and in individual classes.