Religion Curriculum


​The content of the Religion Curriculum P-12 is organised into four strands. Each of these strands comprises three distinct yet interrelated sub-strands: 

  • Sacred Texts:  Old Testament; New Testament; and Christian Spiritual Writings and Wisdom.
  • Beliefs:  Trinity (God, Jesus the Christ, Spirit); Human Existence; and World Religions.
  • Church:  Liturgy and Sacraments; People of God; and Church History.
  • Christian Life:  Moral Formation; Mission and Justice; and Prayer and Spirituality.

At St Joseph's School, the four strands are interrelated and their content is taught in an integrated way with the aim of developing our learners' religious literacy.  We want all students to be able to participate critically and effectively as life-long learners within our faith community and in society.

Students experience a required minimum of 2.5 hours per week of religion lessons.

Our model of pedagogy brings together the principles and practices of learning and teaching that lead to success for all learners.  Based on an Inquiry Approach, our teachers use contemporary evidence-based practices to impact positively and provide feedback on, student progress and achievement.

Prep to Year 2

The Religion Curriculum P-12 enables students in Prep to Year 2 to learn about Jesus' life as a Jew, his family and friends and his teachings and actions.  They learn about God's loving relationship with people and all of creation and the many ways in which communities of believers nurture their loving relationship with God, others and with all of Creation.

Year 3 to Year 6

The Religion Curriculum P-12 enables students in Years 3 to 6 to develop their understanding of community and its significance for sharing and developing faith.  They learn about the experiences of different communities, past and present and the many ways in which faith is lived out and celebrated in their lives.  Students learn about the particular communities for whom the human authors of sacred texts shaped their writings.  They learn about the relational nature of God as Trinity and the significance of Jesus' law of love.

Year Level Overviews

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 Click here for Year 1-2

 Click here for Year 3-4

 Click here for Year 5-6