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Stage 4 & 5 Religious Education

The Religious Education program in Stages 4 & 5 aims to assist students towards:

  • Making sense of everyday life experiences in the broader contexts of mystery, complexity, confusion and awe.
  • Gaining access to and understanding the traditions of the Catholic community, its story, its experiences and its teachings.
  • Celebrating with others the mystery and life of the Risen Christ.
  • Responding to the activity of God in their lives and in the whole of creation.

Students study the following areas:

Stage 4 (Years 7 & 8)

  • What It Means To Be Catholic
  • Sacred Scriptures
  • Stewards of Creation
  • Ways of Praying
  • The Teachings of Jesus
  • Sacraments of Initiation
  • Disciples, Martyrs and Witnesses of the Faith
  • Alive in Christ
  • Striving For Goodness

Stage 5 (Years 9 & 10)

  • Biblical Writing
  • The Church In Australia
  • The Search For Meaning
  • Sacraments of Healing
  • Living The Commandments and Beatitudes
  • The Gospels
  • The Church –Tradition, Challenge and Change
  • Ecumenism and Interfaith Dialogue
  • Sacraments at the Service of Communion
  • Catholic Social Teaching