Faith and Justice

Faith and Justice are at the heart of a Catholic School in the Edmund Rice Tradition. 

The faith experience is inclusive of the Religious Life of the School as well as the Religious Education Curriculum expressed in the spiritual, liturgical and educational life of the College. Justice is the principle and motivation for relationships and the Faith in Action program within the College. The holistic development of each boy is at the centre of the Catholic culture of the College.

Identity, Spirituality and the Religious Life of the College

The Identity area includes:

  • Development of Spirituality through the Sacramental, Liturgical, Prayer and Formation Life of the School,
  • The Religious Education Program
  • The Faith in Action Program and initiatives

Working together to see that our faith is explored as we engage in opportunities to show our faith in action so as to ‘live Jesus in our hearts, forever’.  


 As a member of the Brisbane Archdiocese, all Catholic schools participate in a validation process to demonstrate their lived expressions of faith as a Catholic School.   

 St Laurence’s College shares and promotes the Vision for Religious Education articulated by Brisbane Catholic Education and the wider church.   “We aspire to educate and form students who are challenged to live the gospel of Jesus Christ and who are literate in the Catholic and broader Christian tradition so that they might participate critically and authentically in faith contexts and wider society. As a Catholic Christian community we educate all to live the gospel of Jesus Christ as successful, creative and confident, active and informed learners empowered to shape and enrich our world” (Brisbane Catholic Education Learning and Teaching Framework (2012): goal for learning and teaching).


As a Catholic School, the Spirituality of each member of the community is developed through the participation in the Sacramental Life of the College and various Formation programs. 

All staff and students participate in the liturgical life of the College through daily prayer, Masses, various rituals for programs and events across the College, as well as reflection days and retreats.

Reflection days and retreat experiences aim to nurture spiritual growth over time. Each reflection day engage the students in varied activities that allow them to take some time to reflect on their lives, beginning with honouring and exploring the personal narrative of each individual’s experience of My Story, through to exploring the narrative of the Jesus Story that offers them a different perspective to form and inform their lives. 

Religious Education

Teaching people religion and teaching people to be religious draws upon the Catholic Christian tradition in ways that are mindful of our local context and the ecumenical and multi-faith realities of our community’s contemporary culture. The St Laurence’s College Religious Education program seeks to understand and utilise the distinctiveness and complementarity of these two dimensions of Religious Education in the holistic education and the formation of students. 

Our classroom learning and teaching of Religion and the Religious Life of the School are responsive to religious diversity, while being faithful to the Catholic Christian identity of the school and the Edmund Rice charism of our school. Our students extend their classroom learning about Catholic Social Teaching with active participation and critical reflection on social justice initiatives. 

Faith in Action Program

Faith in Action at St Laurence’s College empowers students to be active, aware and engaged young men who will question the status quo and transform society to be a more just and equitable place.

Through their involvement in Faith in Action, students build relationships in solidarity with our local and global community, while demonstrating true Christian values of compassion, respect and dignity.

For further information on the program, please click here to visit the Faith in Action page.