Religious Education Curriculum

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Religious Education

Students from Foundation to Year 6 engage in the Sale Diocese Curriculum ‘To Live in Christ Jesus’. This is a progression of learning in Religious Education, based around the strands and lenses.

The curriculum draws from Scripture and the Catholic tradition of the Universal Church. It fosters an understanding of young people as they grow and mature in contemporary society. The content includes a strong social justice focus.

Prayer

Students participate in prayer at the beginning and end of each day. Each classroom has a designated prayer table with relevant signs and symbols to help make these sessions reverent and meaningful.

Catholic Social Teaching

Catholic Social Teaching offers a way of thinking, being and seeing the world. It provides a vision for a just society in which the dignity of all people is recognised, and those who are vulnerable are cared for.

At St Mary’s Catholic Social Teaching is an important component of the Religious Education Curriculum. F in action experiences with links made to Scripture provide students with a meaningful way of connecting with and making a difference to the world in which they live.

School Liturgies

Celebrating our faith through liturgy is an important component of school life at St Mary’s.  Each class is rostered on once a term to prepare and attend Mass at 9.30am  in the St Mary’s Chapel. Parents and families are invited to share in this celebration.  All students from Foundation to Year 6 attend Mass at the St Mary’s Church on three different occasions throughout the year.

Sacraments

The Sacramental Program is Family Centred, Parish Based, School and Catechist Supported.