Religious Education Curriculum forms the cornerstone for teaching the students about their Catholic faith which is rooted in the person of Jesus in the Gospels.

Students will explore and learn about Catholic heritage, Church Traditions, the Sacraments and Catholic Social Teachings. Religious education curriculum draws upon contemporary teaching and learning pedagogies. Religious Education and Catholic identity are woven throughout the school day and integrated in other curriculum areas wherever possible, using the Pedagogy of Encounter.

Horizons of Hope is the education framework for the Archdiocese of Melbourne. Horizons of Hope draws on evidence-based research to respond to the current challenges within our education context, including the introduction of new curriculum and the challenge of enhancing Catholic identity within our school.

In the Religious Education Curriculum Framework, the learning structure has three integrated components:

  • three strands of learning: Knowledge and Understanding; Reasoning and Responding; Personal and Communal Engagement
  • five content areas: Jesus and Scripture; Church and Community; God, Religion and Life; Prayer, Liturgy and Sacrament; Morality and Justice. These each have content descriptors
  • achievement standards.

We acknowledge that parents are the primary educators of Catholic faith for their children and it is encouraged that school and home work together to promote growth in both the religious education and faith of our students.

Religious Education Leader: Sue Carey