Religious Education in the contemporary Catholic school comprises two distinct but complementary dimensions – teaching people religion and teaching people to be religious.
Teaching people religion is an educational activity focused on the teaching and learning of religion and utilising a range of learning processes and resources. Teaching people to be religious is identified with the religious life of the school and is a faith development activity focused on nurturing the religious, spiritual and faith growth of students.
The staff of Mary Immaculate
value the implementation of high quality teaching and learning. All teachers
plan using the Religious Education Curriculum, launched by Brisbane Catholic
Education in 2013.
Religious Education Curriculum P-12
All teachers are required to
deliver 2.5 hours of Religious Education weekly, outside of regular prayer and
liturgical celebrations. Teachers receive ongoing support from the APRE to
ensure adherence to the curriculum and meaningful teaching. Timetabled
collaborative planning with teachers and APRE planning time has been a focus,
as stated in the Annual Review. Access to all units of work is provided through
the school portal.
A scope and sequence provides
direction and clarity for teachers in all year levels. Through their teaching
and learning, teachers provide each learner with the opportunity to achieve.