Religious Education Overview

​​​​​Our Religious Education (RE) program follows the Religious Education Guidelines developed by Brisbane Catholic Education. Each semester, our teachers plan their RE Programs with the help of our Assistant Principal Religious Education (APRE). 

The time allocation for the classroom religion program for all Archdiocesan primary and secondary schools is a minimum of 2.5 hours per week. This equates to 92-100 hours per year, based on 37-40 available teaching weeks per year.​

The content of the Religion Curriculum has been organised into four interrelated strands, Sacred Texts, Beliefs, Church and Christian Life​

Planning for classroom learning and teaching of religion balances and integrates all four strands:

  • Sacred Texts - students become familiar with the Old and New Testaments, learning to understand the authors and intended audiences of these texts. They are assisted to comprehend how the texts relate to modern day living.
  • Beliefs - students learn the significance of Christian and Catholic beliefs and their relevance to contemporary life.
  • Church - children learn to create and engage in a variety of forms of prayer, liturgy and rituals as well as an understanding of  Sacraments of Initiation.
  • Christian Life - students are led to develop moral understanding and reasoning using the Bible as a Catholic guide to moral living.​

Religious Education Curriculum Focus Areas

Click on the links in the left navigation menu to learn more about Religious Education focus areas for each year level.