The Landscape of Religious Education
Young people today are immersed in an Australian society that is increasingly pluralist and secular, one that is marked by rapid scientific and technological growth.
Our society is both blessed and challenged by a growing diversity of cultures and faiths. This way of life brings much richness and blessing, but also brings challenges that impact on religious learning and on maintaining a living Catholic identity.
As educators and people of faith at St. Peter’s School, we are challenged to engage students in making sense and meaning of this everyday life in the light of the teaching of the Catholic church and the traditions of the Catholic community.
We recognise that:
• Our learners bring with them diverse experiences into the religious education process
• Religious Education promotes rich dialogue, leads to understanding and encourages action in a process of deep learning, evaluation and response to the mysteries of life, enlivened by the Holy Spirit
• a deepened relationship with God, right relationships with others, a greater love of the Church, and empowerment to work to create a just world are our primary motivators for enacting our Religious Education program
At St. Peter’s School, our students are invited to be engaged in the exploration and celebration of the Catholic story in all its richness and diversity through reflection, prayer and action for the good of others and their world.