Religious Education

Through the Religious Education Curriculum, the Catholic school aims to:

 

Develop a love of God through:

 

  • Promoting skills of spiritual awareness and attention to the signs of God’s presence in the natural world, in the history of salvation, in one’s interior life, and in relations with other persons.
  • Developing an appreciation of the love of God revealed through the person of Jesus Christ, God’s creation, and the dignity of the human person experienced in everyday life.
  • Allowing for the possibility of a personal and active relationship with, God.
  • Witnessing to the possibility of a personal and active relationship with God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – lived out in the community of faith.

 

Develp a love of self through:

 

  • Inviting and supporting students to grow in awareness and appreciation of their own spiritual character, created in the image of God.
  • Fostering skills of reflection, discernment, critical thinking and decision making in order to act in accordance with a well formed conscience.
  • Promoting an atmosphere of hope and joy.

 

Encourage an engagement with the Christian community through:

 

 

  • Promoting knowledge of the life, faith tradition, liturgy, sacraments and mission of the Catholic Church locally and internationally.
  • Developing a recontextualising environment that aims to make meaningful the Chrustian faith through critical encounter with other worldviews.
  • Encouraging an ongoing dialogue between the Catholic faith tradition and the faith traditions and life philosophies of other, with a preferential emphasis on the Catholic Tradition.
  • Promoting respect and care for the natural world.