Religious Education

The Religious Education Curriculum is based on Treasures New and Old, the Religious Education Curriculum K-12 for the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. All parts of the curriculum are designed to ensure that: the student knows, understands and values the living faith tradition and mission of the Catholic Church.

The Religious Education Guidelines syllabus, Treasures New and Old, is organised into content and key values into four strands which include Sacramental and liturgical content where appropriate. The content strands are as follows:

GOD AND GOD’S CREATION is concerned with how understandings of God and the created world shape Christian beliefs, Church teachings and Church practice. In this strand students have opportunities to explore and clarify personal and social values of respect, cooperation, responsibility and fairness.      

  

JESUS AND DISCIPLESHIP is concerned with making meaning of Scriptural texts in order to understand what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. In this strand students have opportunities to explore and clarify personal and social values of compassion, service and forgiveness.

CHURCH AND THE WORLD is concerned with how the mystery of God in the world has been understood and expressed by the Church and the implications it has for contemporary living. In this strand students have opportunities to explore and clarify personal and social values of peace, freedom and tolerance.
PRAYER AND CELELBRATION is concerned with Sacraments of the Church, prayer, ritual and spirituality and how these are expressed in Church and other contexts. In this strand students have opportunities to develop well being and to explore and clarify personal and social values of peace, freedom and tolerance.

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMS Children are prepared for Reconciliation in Year 2, First Communion (Eucharist) in Year 3 and Confirmation in Year 5 and 6. Parent meetings and information nights held in the Parish, are part of these programs, linking the school and parish.