Religious Education

Religious Education is fundamental to the overall development of the child. We aim to build on each child’s experience of living the faith in a Christian family, lead them into a deeper understanding of their life in the Church and give opportunities to grow closer to the wider community of the Parish family. We endeavour to equip the child with the knowledge, skills and understandings necessary to live a full Christian life.

The Religious Education curriculum aims to complement the family in developing the total child in the life of faith through:-

  • Forming Christian attitudes
  • Developing children’s consciences
  • Handing on factual knowledge
  • Celebrating liturgy and worship
  • Preparing children to receive the church sacraments

Religious education is not limited to the formalised teaching of religious education in the classroom. It refers to the total life and work of the school. Therefore all elements of the school’s religious education program aim to assist students towards:

  • making sense of everyday life experiences in the broader contexts of mystery, complexity, confusion and awe
  • gaining access to and understanding the scriptures, and the traditions of the Catholic community; its stories, its experiences and its teachings
  • celebrating with others the mystery and life of the Risen Christ
  • responding to the activity of God in their lives and in the whole of creation.