Religious Education Program

​The Religion Program is under constant review and development by Teachers working together to develop year level plans that respond to the reality of our students’ lives and their diverse learning needs.
 
Religion teachers acknowledge the reality of students’ lives, identify learners’ levels of thinking and build on the attributes each student brings. This approach incorporates questioning, within the context of a community of thinking, which stimulates and supports active and authentic student engagement. Continuity in the Religion Curriculum is ensured within and between year levels, building on where students’ learning in Religion is situated and leading onto where the students are heading in their learning.
 
The following outline shows the Units of work being integrated across the six years of the Religious Education Program. Specific learning experiences that will engage the students are continually added to this foundation by teams of Teachers.  Teachers view their own classroom work as part of a coherent experience of Religious Education for students across the year levels.  
 

Year 7 Religion

Term 1

Power of Word

How a Christian community is influenced by founders stories.

 

Year 7 Religion

Term 2

Where it all began

The transformation of Israel.

 

Year 7 Religion

Term 3

Sacramentality

The transformation of the Church to real life experience of people.

Year 7 Religion

Term 4

Doing good: What if?

When people use their properly formed conscience and God given gifts.

Year 8 Religion

Term 1

Covenant

God’s plan for salvation as seen through narratives in the Bible.

 

Year 8 Religion

Term 2

Unity and Diversity

Why Baptism is considered the heart of Christian unity.

Year 8 Religion

Term 3

Are we there yet?

How a ‘good life’ might contribute to judgements about social issues.

Year 8 Religion

Term 4

Movers and Shakers

Key moments in the growth of the Church through the crises of the middle ages.

Year 9 Religion Term 1

Making Sense of Jesus

The times and tensions around Jesus, seen in the parable and miracle texts.

Year 9 Religion Term 2

Living Justly

Jesus’ influences which promoted justice. Also reflecting on these through Catholic documents.

Year 9 Religion Term 3

Learning from WW1

How has good and evil influenced decisions in the 19th Century? How we can heal and move forward in our human history?

Year 9 Religion Term 4

Responding to the Future

How our Catholic spiritual tradition might create a hope-filled future.

Year 10 Religion

Term 1

The Mystery of God

Critical skills applied to writers who express the mystery of God in the midst of world events.

 

Year 10 Religion

Term 2

Responding to the Signs and the Times

People and Churches decided how to respond to injustice.

Year 10 Religion

Term 3

Making Amends and Moving Forward

People, churches and governments in the formation of values in Australian society.

Year 10 Religion Term 4

Religious Voice in the World

Teachings and practices of the Christian Church, and world religions.

Year 11 RAE

Term 1

Religion and Contemporary Culture

Faith, Spirituality and secular society.

 

Year 11 RAE

Term 1/2

Heroes and Role Models

Reviewing who, how and why we are influenced.

Year 11 RAE

Term  2/3

Social Justice

Rights and responsibilities of individuals and groups at local and global levels.

 

Year 11 RAE

Term 3

Religious Citizen​ship

Different faith communities in the one society.

Year 11 RAE

Term 4

Sacred Texts

Exploring the various sacred texts of traditions​


​Year 12 RAE

Term 1

Ethics and Morality

 Factors in making right decisions​.

​Year 12 RAE 

Term 2

Meaning & Purpose

 Belonging, Identity and personal development​


​Year 12 RAE

Term 3

Good & Evil

 Images and explanations for the negatives and positives of experiences​

​Year 12 RAE

Term 4

Independent Project


Year 11 SOR

Unit 1 Topic 1

Sacred Texts & Religious Writings

Exploring the various sacred texts and religious writing of key world religions and spiritualties​

Year 11 SOR

Unit 1 Topic 2

​ Abrahamic Sacred Texts

 Focusing on the sacred texts of the Abrahamic traditions

Year 11 SOR

Unit 2 Topic 1

Lifecycle Rituals

Exploring the lifecycle rituals of world religious and spiritualties​

 

Year 11 SOR

Unit 2 Topic 2

 Calendric Rituals

 Exploring the calendric rituals of world religious and spiritualties​

​11SOR

 Unit 3 Topic 1

 Social Ethics

 Introducing the notion of ethics and its role and application in contemporary society​


Year 12 SOR

Unit 3 Topic 2

Ethical Relationships


Looking at various ethical issues which threaten relationships​

Year 12 SOR

Unit 4 Topic 1

Religion and Nation-State Relationship 

Explore differing political and religious relationships politically​

Year 12 SOR

Unit 4 Topic 2

 Religion and Human Rights

 Religion, authority, human rights and the way societies live​

Year 12 SOR

Revision/ External Exams

Religion and Human Rights


Religion, authority, human rights and the way societies live​