There are two dimensions to Religion experiences in Brisbane Catholic Education schools: Religious Education and the Religious Life of the School.
The Religious Education component outlines the mandated expectations for all students with the Brisbane Catholic Education sector and has been approved by Archbishop Coleridge. Each Year level has detailed learning experiences that address all content descriptors in short cycle unit plans that are revised each year in response to student needs.
The Vision for Religious Education challenges students to be a religious voice in the world. The Vision gives greater prominence and a renewed orientation to the critical interpretation and evaluation of culture. Through vibrant and engaging Religious Education, students become active constructors of culture rather than passive consumers. In this way, students are challenged to live the gospel of Jesus Christ in their everyday lives.
Religious Education seeks to develop the religious literacy of students considering the Catholic Christian tradition, so that they might participate critically and authentically in contemporary culture. Students become religiously literate as they develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions to interpret and use language confidently in and for faith contexts and the wider society.
The curriculum area of Religious Education is taught in accordance with the Religious Education Archdiocese of Brisbane Curriculum, P-12. Religious Education at Our Lady of Lourdes seeks to develop the religious understanding of students in light of the Catholic Christian tradition, so that they might participate authentically in contemporary life.
The Religion Curriculum has four strands. Each of these strands comprises three distinct yet interrelated sub-strands:
Religious Education Overview
Certificate of Validation
Overview of RE Learning Cycles