The Importance Of Spirituality At School

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Spirituality is the belief in the existence of something greater than us, a concept that has a variety of meanings throughout history. It could be ones search for ‘sacred’ meaning in their life, personal growth, or an experience with their inner self. The expression of spirituality at Terrace extends back to the initial creation of the school. At St Josephs Gregory Terrace, the idea of spirituality plays a momentous role in the devolvement and introduction of students into the Terrace gentleman and moreover, the Terrace community. My spiritual growth at Terrace since 2010 has significantly developed and has been encouraged by a myriad of activities throughout the school. The person I am today and both religious have shaped my subsequent growth …show more content…
The experiences and events such as daily prayer, Waterford and more have helped me mature my spiritual journeys and have been crucial at my time at Terrace. The religious practices I think can be improved are the religious subject in general. While I believe it is an essential role in our education, I believe it focuses too much on the biblical meanings and analyzing the bible and Gods actions. Thus, I think the religion class should be more practical and focus on the messages of how we can put the biblical into action, as the whole world is not Catholic. It should also allude to the growth of religion in the community and how modern days society is ever growing in their beliefs. If these adjustments are made, I believe people’s spirituality will much be considerate of others and help follow the morals of Edmund Rice. Additionally, some secular practices can be further enhanced such as house friendship groups. The house friendship program helps students experience a whole new culture and financial situation, demonstrating what the real world is like in which material wealth does define the people met and seemingly is not important. This was the one of the most significant experiences for me as …show more content…
Firstly, while there is a significant participation rate with the Edmund Rice Van, Orange Sky Laundry in my opinion, does not receive enough volunteers. Based from this, their should be either a morning or afternoon Orange Sky Laundry program that involves all ages in their house groups to provide help to the Orange sky Laundry foundation. It will promote conversation with the disadvantaged similarly to Eddies van. This program would promote spirituality within the boy’s participation and hopefully not only promote awareness, but also act as a catalyst for change. Secondary, the nine houses in the school represent a small family and thus is a pivotal group for the promotion of school spirituality. While there are house assemblies, I personally believe that there should be another communal house activity every week such as a house meet-up at lunch or a house retreat every year in which all the houses come together for a period of time. This would engage all members of the Terrace family and act as a spiritual ritual that would be a prime opportunity to raise the spirituality of the cohort and the houses. Finally, while their a designated war cry events such as the gorilla gathering, students who are generally for hesitant or shy or don 't participate

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