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 2

Heroes and Role Models

Reviewing who, how and why we are influenced.

Year 11 RAE

Term 3

Social Justice

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

 

Year 11 RAE

Term 4

Religious Citizenship

Different faith communities in the one society.

Year 11 SOR

Term 1

Cyber Rituals

Ritual in world religions and the contemporary world.

Year 11 SOR

Term 2

Contemporary Australian Spirituality

Ritual and religion in Australia.

Year 11 SOR

Term 3

Sacred Text (OT)

Interpreting the Old Testament with a focus on modern artistic interpretation.

 

Year 11 SOR

Term 4

Religion-State Relationships

Political and church issues in history.

Year 12 RAE

Term 1

Sacred Stories

Reassessing the relevance of the Bible.

Year 12 RAE T

erm 2

Ethics and Morality

Factors in making right decisions.

Year 12 RAE

Term 3

Meaning and Purpose

Belonging, Identity and personal development.

Year 12 RAE

Term 4

Good and Evil

Images and explanations for the negatives and positives of experiences.

 

Year 12 SOR

Term 1

Religion, Values and Ethics (Technology)

Political and church issues related to technology in history

Year 12 SOR

Term 2

Religion, Values and Ethics (Human Rights)

Authority, human rights and the way societies live.

Year 12 SOR

Term 3

Sacred Scripture (NT)

Critical analysis of the New Testament.

Year 12 SOR

Term 4

Ultimate Questions

Responding to questions of divinity, humanity, meaning, identity, good and evil.