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Religious Education Curriculum

square recurriculum2The Religious Education Curriculum in the Wollongong Diocese has been the result of a joint collaboration between the Diocese of Wollongong and Archdiocese of Sydney, with advisory support from the Dioceses of Armidale and Lismore. This collaboration has produced a curriculum that is used in all Diocese of Wollongong primary schools between Kindergarten and Year Six.

Whilst recognising that parents are the first educators of their children in faith, the Primary Religious Education curriculum enables young people to see and respond to God in their lives

Our task as educators in Catholic schools is to provide quality Catholic learning and teaching opportunities for our students and the RE curriculum documents bring together the richness of the tradition of the Catholic faith and culture with the best of contemporary methods of teaching and resources.

The Emmaus story (Luke 24:13-35) is central to the Religious Education Curriculum. In the story four movements can be discerned. These movements are part of a dynamic process, which assists students to make sense of their experience in the light of revelation. The children are invited to

  • Make sense
  • Gain Access
  • Celebrate
  • Respond

The resource book To Know, Worship and Love is one resource that is a major support and tool for our curriculum.

Children have the opportunity to celebrate liturgies, which reflect the liturgical seasons and the life of the school. They also participate in prayer times as part of the school day. Special Masses are held throughout the year that actively involve the children. This is an opportunity for our school to celebrate the Eucharist with the Parish.