Religious Education is fundamental to the overall development of the child. We aim to build on each child’s experience of living the faith in a Christian family, lead them into a deeper understanding of their life in the Church and give opportunities to grow closer to the wider community of the Parish family. We endeavour to equip the child with the knowledge, skills and understandings necessary to live a full Christian life.
The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (2015) define the school curriculum as the statement of the purpose of schooling. It defines what it is that all students have the opportunity to learn as a result of their schooling, set out as a series of learning progressions.
The curriculum is the common set of knowledge and skills that are required by all students for lifelong learning, social development, and active and informed citizenship.
Curriculum in a Catholic school is illuminated by Catholic faith with the formation of, and reverence for the learner at its centre. Learning experiences are designed to help learners develop their knowledge, skills and understandings in all learning areas. It is within this context that all learners are entitled to access a quality curriculum where they have a feeling of connectedness and belonging, of being known and valued, and listened to.
Catholic schools in Victoria are required to develop a learning and teaching program based on the Victorian Curriculum but each school will develop curriculum structures and programs that evolve out of its own context and needs. Catholic schools also have Religious Education at the core of their curriculum.
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 sets out what every student should learn during their first eleven years of schooling. The curriculum is the common set of knowledge and skills required by students for life-long learning, social development and active and informed citizenship. The Victoria