Religious Education

Religious Education at Thomas Carr College provides our students with the opportunity to develop the vital components of knowledge, understanding, appreciation and celebration of the living Catholic faith in today’s world.

 

We aim to have a dynamic, creative and inclusive program where students experience a love of faith, develop an advance understanding and acceptance of the College Vision and Mission Statement and promote the ideals and values of the Catholic Church.

Our Religious Education teachers are committed to exemplary pedagogy through their regular attendance at internal and external Professional Learning. We have designated Year Level Convenors ensuring a professional culture of team work. Year Level Teams meet regularly in authentic dialogue to develop and embed a vibrant and contemporary Religious Education Program to reflect the signs of the times. As result a well-resourced Catholic Identity and Religious Education resource bank is accessible on our College Intranet to all members of the College community.

The Religious Education program has also untaken a lengthy review particularly with the implementation of iPad's in all year levels. This certainly has allowed the opportunity to critically look at the curriculum, revamp it to include the use of ICT, interactive activities and online resources. A further extension is the use of the ‘Understanding by Design’; a multimedia model to enhance the learning and teaching to improve the lived experience of an Education in faith within a technological era. The current curriculum also extends opportunities for interfaith dialogue (i.e. making reference to all world religions). We also feel that teaching students the history and practice of Christian Meditation is a way of giving them a gift of prayer that they can draw on for the rest of their lives.

Year 7 - Belonging to Thomas Carr College and faith community, Prayer and Liturgy, God and Creation, The Sacred Scriptures

Year 8 - Jesus the Jew, Jesus our Model for Living, St. Paul and the early Christian communities, Signs symbols and sacraments

Year 9 – Living Justly, the Australian Catholic Church, Mary, the Mother of God, Redemption & Hope and Healing

Year 10 - Mark’s Gospel, Healthy Relationships, Church in History, The Eucharist

Year 11 – Ethics and Morality

Year 12- Religion and Art, Religion and Music, Religion and Film, Christian Meditation (Elective: Religion & Society 3/4)

Students are also encouraged to reflect regularly in open dialogue with their families about what they are studying in their classes in hope to we instil a religious culture that permeates through every aspect of the College life and wider faith community.