"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. The Religious Education Curriculum is authoritative.This curriculum has been promulgated by the Archbishop for use in all Catholic and ecumenical schools in the Archdiocese of Brisbane" (Betts, P. 2013. P .5)
The Religious Education programme at St Teresa's Catholic College aims to give the students an understanding of the Catholic faith and practice appropriate to their age and development. The programme assists students to develop a better appreciation of their relationships and understanding of self, peers, family, environment, and God, explored over six years at levels applicable to each age group. The College is committed to religious education as a way of providing a vision of reality that is enriched by the interaction of both a religious and educational standpoint, thus contributing to the total development of the student.
At St Teresa's Catholic College, the complementary nature of the Religious Life of the College and the Learning and Teaching of Religious Education reflects the Brisbane Catholic Education model of Religious Education. The interrelated focus on teaching people religious and teaching people to be religious. It is strongly connected to Catholic Christian teachings, the Marist and Teresian vision and traditions.
There is acknowledgment of the multi-faith context of the community that reflects contemporary culture. This is embedded in the Religious life at St Teresa's Catholic College and reflects correct tenets of the Brisbane Catholic Education Learning and Teaching Framework (2013) and the Deliver Excellent in Learning and Teaching (DELT 2015-2016). We aim to educate all to live the Gospel of Jesus. As informed learners, students seek to find meaning in the search for truth and do what is right. In line with this, it is our role as teachers to provide authentic, inclusive and contemporary learning contexts for our students.
Religious Education Curriculum at St Teresa's Catholic College can be found on the Parent Portal site. Click here to be redirected to this area.