Religious Education is core business at St Bede’s. Since we believe in Jesus we want to learn more about him. Hence, all students from Years 7 to 12 take Religious Education as a timetabled subject.
While other subjects learn from and contribute to the Catholic identity and culture of the College, it is in the Religious Education classroom that students explore dimensions of the Catholic tradition. The curriculum aims to support students in developing their skills by investigating religious beliefs and characteristics, examining sacred texts and analysing contemporary issues.
Years 7 to 10
Using an inquiry approach to learning and taking the Bible and the To Know, Worship & Love series as our primary texts, Religious Education at Years 7-10 focuses on five principal content areas:
- Scripture and Jesus
- Church and Community
- God, Religion & Life
- Prayer, Liturgy and Sacraments
- Morality and Justice
Years 11 to 12
- Students are assessed on their understanding of religious concepts, skills in responding to set tasks and exploring sacred texts.
Service to God
Prayer, times for reflection and reception of the sacraments are essential elements of student life at St Bede’s College. Opportunities include:
- Annual retreats for all students
- Prayer, reflection and deditation
- Community and Family Masses
- Sacrament of Reconciliation
- Ash Wednesday and Easter prayer services
- Year level and House prayer services
The College believes it is important to build a culture of prayer. To that end, prayer begins with the Lasallian motif, “Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God”, and followed by a period of silence. We conclude: “Live Jesus in our hearts … forever”.
Service to Neighbour
From love of God grows love for our neighbour.
The Religious Education curriculum addresses many justice, moral and life issues, as well as the obligation to respond to the needs of students’ schoolmates, teachers and families. Speaking with and treating others with respect, and being generous of heart are highly valued at St Bede’s. Among the many opportunities for social outreach are:
- Lasallian Youth Leaders
- Mission Action Day
- Community Service
- Christmas collection of food for St Vincent de Paul