Religious Education, in the Archdiocese of Brisbane has two distinct yet complimentary components: teaching people religion and teaching people to be religious in a particular way.
Teaching people religion is an educational activity that requires the academic rigour and richness of other learning areas. Students engage in the learning process through a variety of experiences and learning and teaching strategies. The core content is organized into four sub-strands: Sacred Texts, Beliefs, Church and Christian Life. This systematic and developmental approach to teaching religion assists students to become literate, reflective and critical thinkers, able to interpret and express their faith confidently in the wider society.
Teaching people to be religious in a particular way most commonly refers to the Religious Life of our school. The focus is on the spiritual and faith dimension of our students and encourages participation in a variety of experiences to learn about and share the message of Jesus Christ. These experiences underpin who we are as a Catholic school community.
We aspire to assist our students become authentic members of the wider society by understanding our particular Catholic context, engaging in prayerful experiences, encouraging the development of faith formation and participating in social action calls so that they may be able to respond to the call of Jesus Christ in a contemporary and ever changing societal context.
Model for Religious Education
Since 2008, the distinct and complementary nature of both dimensions of Religious Education has been conceptualised in the following Model for Religious Education.
Religious Life of the School