Religious Education

Catholic schools were founded to proclaim Jesus’ message of God’s love for all. Our Catholic faith calls us to embrace the contemporary world with a Catholic imagination, and a particular hope-filled view of the human person and all of creation.

At Holy Family School, we invite students to make sense of their world and their lives within a faith community that is faithful to the mission of Jesus. The primary Religious Education Curriculum Framework is used in which standards and stages of student development are taught through the inquiry process. This ensures that students learn to think about, articulate and take action to demonstrate their Catholic identity, and express their distinctiveness as individuals within the school, Parish and the wider community.

Students explore concepts pertaining to:

Knowledge and Understanding by demonstrating skills to assist students to live the values of the Gospel.

Reasoning and Responding by developing critical and analytical thinking skills.

Personal and Communal Engagement by encouraging students to behave as active and socially just citizens in school, Parish and the wider Community.

Scripture and Jesus by developing students’ understanding and ability to interpret scripture in light of Jesus as a positive social role model.

Prayer, Liturgy and Sacraments by providing students and parents with support and opportunities to pray, meditate, celebrate Mass and liturgy and commence or continue on their personal sacramental journey.

God, Religion and Life by encouraging students to make connections between Catholicism, Christianity and the morality of everyday life in school, Parish and the wider community.

At each level, learning is focused on the dimensions of religious learning and the key practices and beliefs students need to engage with at stage of their faith journey.