There are nine learning areas in the curriculum of Catholic schools in Western Australia. The first is Religious Education. (Mandate 61)
Religious Education aims to share the Catholic faith by promoting knowledge and understanding of the Gospel, as it is handed on by the Catholic Church, and of how those who follow Christ are called to live this Gospel
The College follows the units of work set out by the Catholic Education Office of Western Australia. These units allow the students to achieve the following outcomes:
- Discovering God: Students understand that people come to discover God through experiences in creation.
- Drawing on human experience: Students understand the content of the Christian message and its significance by relating it to examples drawn from human experience.
- Knowing Jesus: Students know the person of Jesus, the model for living out the Christian mission in the world.
- Living like Jesus: Students understand that Catholics are empowered to live like Jesus the Saviour as they draw on the power of God’s Spirit.
- Catholic Practices: Students demonstrate the skills necessary in order to read and apply Scripture to life and to participate in Catholic ritual and prayer.
Units of work (K-12)
To view units of work, please click here.
All students years 7-12 participate in a one day retreat. The aim of the retreat is to develop a deeper friendship with the Lord. This friendship is fostered by prayerful reflection and by pooling faith experiences with others. The Religious Education teachers assist with the decision making process of the content of the retreat, where they have firsthand knowledge of the needs and experiences of the students.
Various Teams like Youth Impact and the Disciples of Jesus are used to facilitate the retreat. The highlight of the Year 7 retreat is led by Sr Maree Riddler of the Mary MacKillop centre in South Perth where they learn about Blessed Mary MacKillop
All these experiences, accompanied by the curriculum, ensure that the College fulfils the aims outlined by the Catholic Education Office and the Bishops’ Mandate for Catholic Schools 2009-2015.