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Religious Education Curriculum

Students experience formal Religious Education lessons each day based upon the K-12 Religious Education Curriculum of the Diocese of Wollongong.

The formation of Christian values underpins the entire school program. Specific programs of Personal Development and Human Sexuality, with the perception of Christian values are conducted each year.

Religious Education (RE) is one of the Key Learning Areas.  The RE curriculum is set by the Bishop of Wollongong in conjunction with the CEO.  The K-6 RE curriculum is based on the Emmaus Paradigm, derived from the Emmaus story (Luke 24:13-35), where Jesus meets two disciples and walks with them but they do not recognise him. 

The four inter-related aspects of the paradigm enable the students to:

  • -Make sense of everyday life in the broader contexts of mystery, complexity, confusion and awe
  • -Gain access to and understand the Scriptures, the traditions of the Catholic community, it’s stories, experiences and teachings
  • -Respond to God in their lives
  • -Celebrate with others the mystery and life of the Risen Christ