The majority of our pupils belong to the Orthodox Christian faith and religious studies are largely geared to addressing their needs. The subject is, however, dealt with in a spirit of understanding and tolerance. Pupils belonging to other confessions or creeds are encouraged to treat the subject academically, as a module of the Life Orientation learning area.

The ethos of our school and the presence of an Orthodox Chapel on the grounds and of an Orthodox priest on the staff, create an environment of “faith and praxis”: theory, belief and expression come together in a vibrant and colourful way in the life of the school. The Orthodox faith finds its expression in the many feast days celebrated in our Chapel, in the Sunday Liturgies, in the Assemblies, in the traditions and customs of the Greek people.

The teaching of religion and the cultivation of spirituality at SAHETI aims at:

  • Providing the opportunity for pupils to worship and grow closer to God.
  • Considering spiritual and moral issues.
  • Exploring one’s personal beliefs.
  • Respecting differences and the beliefs of others.
  • Promoting a common ethos and shared values.
  • Developing a better and healthier sense of self.
  • Building positive relationships with others by translating the Gospel of Jesus Christ into action for everyday living and relating to others.

For Orthodox Christians, to grow means to grow as Jesus did “in wisdom and stature and in favour with God and man”. It means to grow physically, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. The role of religion and spirituality at our school is to contribute to this holistic growth, as far as is appropriate to age and circumstance.