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The Religious Education program at Caroline Chisholm Catholic College provides students with an opportunity to further explore their faith life and the religious and historical traditions of the College community, in a safe and supportive environment.

Striving to live Gospel truths and values, students will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the stories and teachings found with the Scriptures and the traditions, at the heart of which is the call to love God and to love our neighbour as ourselves.

This understanding aligns with the College’s motto – Many Hearts, One Mind.

For more details about courses and subjects, please refer to the latest Course Guides.

Key Study Areas

Supported by the prayer, sacramental and liturgical life of the College, the formal Religious Education program allows students to make links between their everyday life experience and the activity of God in their lives and in the whole of Creation.

Areas of study include:

  • Scripture and Jesus
  • Church and community
  • God, religion, and life
  • Prayer, liturgy, and the sacraments
  • Morality and justice.

Students at Year 10 can complete a VCE unit of a Religious Education subject over the academic year. They can choose to undertake either Religion and Society or Texts and Traditions. Alternatively, students who do not feel they are ready to take on a VCE Religious Education subject may wish to apply to complete the school-based Religion courses. These students will then complete a unit of either Religion and Society or Texts and Traditions in Year 11.

School-based Religious Education subjects include:

Youth Ministry

Journey In Faith

In Year 11 students must complete a VCE unit of Religious Education, selecting either Religion and Society or Texts and Traditions. The subject can then be continued in Year 12 as a Unit 3 & 4 sequence if students choose this.

Alternatively, students can choose to complete the Unit 1 & 2 sequence of the alternate subject not studied in Year 10.

Students could complete a Unit 3 & 4 sequence of the chosen subject in Year 11 if results indicate they are are suited to accelerated study. Students who accelerate would complete the VCE exam at the end of Year 11 but continue to study a Year 12 school-based Religious Education options in their final year at the College.

Students in Year 12 are required to complete either a school-based Religious Education subject or Unit 3 & 4 of either Religion and Society or Texts and Traditions. Students selecting Unit 3 & 4 are advised to continue with the same subject studied in Year 10 and 11, and ensure their interest and results at the Unit 1 & 2 level have prepared them for the rigours of the Unit 3 & 4 course.

School-based Religious Education subjects include:

RE and Performing Arts

RE and Philosophy

RE and Visual Arts

Religion, Sports and Spirituality

Quo Vadis

Reasons to Choose