Whilst specific lessons are designated to the development of faith, understanding of the Anglican Church and knowledge of Christian beliefs and values, these same beliefs and values are integrated into all facets of the school.
The Religion and Values Education program (RaVE) enables students to explore the notion of God and what it is to be a person of faith. Students are encouraged to develop positive understandings of Christian values and teachings, which are represented in our College Values: Community, Respect, Learning and Excellence, as well as begin a journey of exploration through the other Abrahamic religions of Judaism and Islam.
Religion and Values Education (RaVE)
The RaVE curriculum incorporates studies in the following 5 strands:
Students study the Young Peacemakers program, investigating conflict resolution in the context of the Bible’s teachings on values and loving our neighbours. They study the different types of conflict, how and why it starts, and ways to resolve conflict. Students gain skills in using the Bible, focus on Jesus’ life and teachings, and participate in the practice of Prayer of the Heart/Christian Meditation.
Students learn about people who were inspired by their Christian faith to live heroic lives, exploring attributes and values displayed by these people. Students gain further skills in using the Bible, focus on Jesus’ life and the values he taught, which are reflected in our College values, and participate in our Prayer of the Heart/Christian Meditation program.
Students explore the Biblical story and background to Hebrew Scriptures. They learn about Abraham, Joseph, and Moses and investigate the historical,
Students explore the Biblical story and background of Hebrew Scriptures. They learn about Abraham, Joseph and Moses, the Exodus, and investigate the historical, political, and geographical settings of the Old Testament. Students also participate in our Prayer of the Heart/Christian Meditation program.
Students explore what it means to be human from a religious, scientific, and philosophical viewpoint. They also study the Abrahamic religions of Judaism and Islam. Students investigate the beliefs, practices, and traditions of these religions and attend places of worship. Students also investigate examples of Indigenous Spirituality and participate in our Prayer of the Heart/Christian Meditation program.