Religious Education

Leader of Learning Religious Studies – Mrs Elizabeth Quinlan

The Religious Studies curriculum provides students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the college’s culture and gain a fuller understanding of what it means to be Catholic. As an integral part of a student’s education, Religious Studies provides students with a sense and understanding of Catholic beliefs and practices. It also develops an understanding of what it means to belong to a community where all members are respected, nurtured and grounded in Christ and the Gospel values within the Josephite tradition.

Religious Studies teaches students the fundamental values of being a good person and showing compassion for fellow humans and creation, helping to shape well-informed and confident young adults. Along with this, our curriculum lends itself to exploring the Josephite charism and how to live this in a practical way. One of the most used, motivating and known sayings of Mary MacKillop is: “Never see a need without doing something about it.” (1871). This is a philosophy we choose to live by here at the college.

The Religious Studies curriculum is based on the following principles developed by the Diocese:

  • Jesus and Scripture
  • History and Beliefs
  • Celebration and Prayer
  • Justice and Morality

Religious Studies is studied by all students in

  • Year 7
  • Year 8
  • Year 9
  • Year 10

Students in Years 11 and 12 have the opportunity to study:

  • Catholic Thought
  • Studies of Religion I
  • Studies of Religion II