The Religious Education learning area complements faith formation and so provides opportunities for students to freely respond to the invitation to faith and prayer that they encounter through their learning.
Religious Education in Australian Catholic schools develops students’ knowledge and understandings of Christianity in the light of Jesus and the Gospel, and its unfolding story and diversity within contemporary Australian and global society. It expands students’ spiritual awareness and religious identity, fostering their capacities and skills of discerning, interpreting, thinking critically, seeking truth and making meaning. It challenges and inspires their service to others and engagement in the Church and the world.(NCEC, 2018, p. 6)
|Exploration of Scripture |
Learners in Religious Education make connections between Scripture and life experience. 64
|Godly Play |
Children have an innate sense of the presence of God. Godly Play is both a personal and communal experience based on the principles of Montesorri and enables children to explore their faith through story, wonder and play, which encourages the nurturing of their own spirituality.
NCEC (2018), Framing Paper: Religious Education in Australian Catholic Schools, p.16.