Religious Studies

Leader of Learning Religious Studies - Ms Elizabeth Lemmon

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.

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 Studies
  • Studies of Religion I
  • Studies of Religion II

Students have the opportunity to engage in a range of extra-curricular activities including:

  • Class Masses
  • Year 7 Mary Mackillop Excursion
  • Years 10 & 12 Retreats
  • Year Group Reflection/Community Days