The Vision for Religious Education as stated in the Religious Education Curriculum of Brisbane Catholic Education gives voice to what St Mary’s hopes for its students in terms of their religious literacy and faith formation.
At St Mary’s our classroom religion program for each year level is based on the Religious Education Curriculum developed by Brisbane Catholic Education. The final draft of this curriculum was released in October, 2013. It describes the knowledge and skills that should be addressed by students in each year level of their schooling in a Catholic school in our Archdiocese. This curriculum is the starting point for planning, teaching and assessing in Religion.
The curriculum is organized under four strands: Sacred Texts, Beliefs, Church and Christian Life which are further subdivided into three areas. The content and skills are interrelated across the strands and are taught in an integrated fashion.
The Religious Life of the School syllabus is organized under four strands: Religious Identity and Culture, Prayer and Worship, Evangelisation and Faith Formation and Social Action and Justice which are further subdivided into three areas.
Each of these four components has a distinctive focus but all are interrelated and mutually reinforce each other and the classroom teaching of religion.
Please click here for a full outline of our Religion program.
Further information is available at Ipswich Catholic Community