See also: Religious Life of the School
At Star of the Sea, the Vision for Religious Education is the centre of our focus.
The schools and colleges of the Archdiocese of Brisbane aspire to educate and form students who are challenged to live the gospel of Jesus Christ and who are literate in the Catholic and broader Christian tradition so that they might participate critically and authentically in faith contexts and wider society (‘Shape of Religious Education’ 2013).
There are two distinct dimensions to Religious Education; there is the classroom teaching of the learning area, Religion, and there is the faith development that is encouraged through the Religious Life of the School. These two dimensions complement each other. Click here to discover information about the Religious Life of Star of the Sea School
The second dimension of Religious Education is the teaching of Religion. It is structured through the use of the Religion Curriculum P-12, Archdiocese of Brisbane. Teachers use a range of strategies and resources to engage the students with the content of the curriculum.
Catholic schools have extra time allocated for the teaching of Religion. This is 2.5 hours per week in addition to the time allocated to other learning areas which is similar to government schools.
It is organised according to the following strands:
The APRE and PLL plan with teachers at least once each term to brainstorm knowledge, understanding and skills from the Religion Curriculum. Teachers use the RE Planning Checklist to ensure all relevant components are covered, including the Line of Sight, Scope and Sequence, Unit Planner, Assessment and Moderation. Teachers share planning with parents in a number of ways throughout the year including through our Parent Portal, School Newsletter, Parent Teacher Interviews, Assemblies, Celebrations of Learning and Showcases.
Teachers participate in moderation both with teachers from our own school and also teachers from neighbouring schools to ensure that assessment and marking is fair and consistent.