Religious Education is a learning area which focuses on the knowledge and understanding of the Gospel as it is handed on by the Catholic Church to those who follow Christ in today’s world. Students investigate a range of issues and topics facing the Catholic Church in contemporary society from different perspectives.
In addition to the curriculum content, students are involved in Caritas activities and fundraising during Lent as well as their Christian Service Learning.
The Lower School Religious Education programs are underpinned by the following outcomes:
In Years 11 and 12, students study ‘Religion and Life’ units which contribute towards WACE for graduation or ATAR for university entrance. Year 12 students can participate in a three day retreat and have the opportunity to take on roles in the Student Ministry & Vinnies Team.
The Religion and Life course is organised into a Year 11 syllabus (Units 1 and 2) and a Year 12 syllabus (Units 3 and 4). The cognitive complexity of the syllabus content increases from Year 11 to Year 12. Each unit of work in Years 11 and 12 is underpinned by the following outcomes: