Central to the religious life of the school is the person of Jesus Christ who came among us ‘as one who serves’ (Luke 22.27). Our Catholic school is committed to reaching out to help those in need, through charitable outreach initiatives. All outreach activities connect to the person of Jesus Christ and to the sacraments, especially the Eucharist. Drawing on the Catholic Social Teaching of the Church, we have a deep commitment to supporting a range of charitable organisations, families and individuals in need.

StGabrielsCatholicPrimarySchoolBexley_SchoolLife_CatholicIdentity_OutreachSt Gabriel’s promotes a strong sense of social justice and aspires to live out our faith through Faith in Action. We give witness to Catholic life by providing opportunities for the school community to grow in faith. We are deeply committed to supporting a range of charitable organisations through a spirit of generosity and outreach, raising awareness for the marginalised.

Students participate in school Masses, celebrate the Sacraments and support Caritas, Project Compassion, St Vincent de Paul Winter and Christmas appeals and Mini Vinnies. The school is also committed to visiting nursing homes, such as Greenwood Cottage, to interact with residents.

Year 6 students have the opportunity to take part in the Pope Francis Award that recognises and encourages Year 6 students to volunteer and give service in the school and parish.

Outreach is an important way of living out our Catholic faith. These holy and joyful occasions are made possible by the commitment of the families, schools and parishes in the Mackillop hub.