St Peter Chanel School Regents Park
St. Peter Chanel School is a Systemic Catholic Primary School serving the Berala parish. The school was under the administration of the Sisters of St. Joseph from 1925 - 1989. In 1990, the first lay principal was appointed. The school is administered by the Sydney Archdiocesan Catholic Education Office.
The Religious Education Program is based in the Archdiocesan Religious Education Curriculum. The school will try to develop in its pupils, personal faith, moral values, habits of prayer and religious practice. However, the school and classroom have limited possibilities for influencing these aspects of young people’s lives. The school does most for its pupils when it supports a life of faith, which is generated and nurtured in the home and local Church.
A feature of the Religious Education programme in the school is the home - school - parish co-operation, especially in the Sacramental Programmes. Considerable parent involvement is necessary in helping the children to prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation and the Sacrament of Penance and Holy Eucharist for the first time.