FAITH & LEARNING
Religious Education & Spiritual Development
As a Catholic school, Religious Education is our first learning area and underpins all curriculum content. The school’s Religious Education program is a systematic and sequenced program that helps children relate the Catholic faith to their daily lives. The Religious Education Units of Work are mandated by the Archbishop and religious instruction occurs in accordance with the guidelines and the content of the Units of Work. These units follow the themes of Baptism, Penance, Eucharist, Confirmation, Church, Bible, Prayer and Jesus.
Religious Education lessons are complemented by prayer, liturgical singing, class and whole school liturgies, and prayer assemblies.
Making Jesus Real
- provide a happy, trusting and secure environment, which is above all Christian, so that children can develop as confident and independent learners;
- accept the individuality of each person;
- encourage each person to reflect Christian values in their daily lives and activities;
- promote the spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional and social development of each child;
- provide the child with the life skills necessary to approach the future with confidence;
- encourage an open and positive relationship with the wider community;
- develop in each person a respect for the dignity of self and others;
- foster an awareness of the need to respect our world;
- achieve each of these goals because Jesus is our model.