- why smcs
- Faith Formation
Our students are encouraged to explore their own spiritual journey as individuals and as part of the wider school community through faith education within the curriculum, co-curricular activities and other opportunities.
Whether as members of the Catholic faith or another religious denomination, the spiritual life of each boy is a part of their formation and is nurtured in many ways.
Morning mass, daily prayers, quiet reflection, retreats, and religious celebrations contribute to each boy’s education in goodness, discipline and knowledge.
Liturgical celebrations include Mass, penitential services, observances and Catholic traditions. Each represents an important expression of faith throughout the school year, marked by the gathering of the student body, staff and extended community.
A wide variety of Christian and community service initiatives from food drive collections, assembling gift baskets, making and delivering sandwiches to the homeless, as well as spearheading fundraising initiatives for those less fortunate, are also part of spiritual education.
These initiatives teach understanding, empathy, compassion and kindness through tangible actions that positively impact the broader community.
The religion curriculum further supports the strengthening of every student’s relationship with each other, the world around them, and God.
Non-Catholic students have the opportunity to explore their spiritual journey through the Bible teachings while deepening their own perspective.
The presence of our Basilian Fathers in the hallways and classrooms along with a dedicated Spiritual Coordinator, provide students with access to pastoral care, spiritual counseling or guidance, if and when they need it.
Whether seeking support through good or challenging times, students can access assistance when needed, with referrals to external professionals and agencies available as well.
Mindfulness and spiritual well-being are also supported through clubs and activities offerings, volunteer and other opportunities.
Faith education through instruction and discussions are focused on values, morals, ethics within and outside of a religious context.