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Religious Studies

Studies Coordinator: Ms Sheridan Flynn

The overall goal of classroom Religion is expressed in the diocesan policy on The Classroom Teaching of Religion as:
 
To enhance or promote knowledge and understanding of the traditions of the Catholic Community: its story, its experiences and its teachings, through the following four strands: Jesus and Scripture, History and Beliefs, Celebration and Prayer, Justice and Morality.
 
The classroom teaching of Religion aims to:
  • encourage students to find meaning and excitement in learning about the story, experiences and teachings of the Catholic Christian Tradition;
  • enable students to be more articulate and thoughtful about the Catholic Christian Tradition and its place within the religious and cultural diversity of Australian society;
  • encourage informed participation of students in the Catholic Church community;
  • enable students to know, understand and integrate Gospel values such as compassion, forgiveness, hope and justice in daily life.
In Stage 6 students are presented with the following options:
  • Catholic Studies: to continue studying in depth the areas of Jesus and Scripture, History and Beliefs, Celebration and Prayer, Justice and Morality. This is a non ATAR course.
  • Studies of Religion: This course focuses on the significant people, beliefs/ethics and rituals of world religions, such as Christianity, Buddhism and Islam. Students can select 1 or 2 Units of this course and it is a recognised ATAR course.