Explore and understand the essential elements of the Christian and Catholic tradition.
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.
A 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.
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 school motto – Many Hearts, One Mind.
Key Study Areas
Areas of study •scripture and Jesus •church and community •God, religion, and life •prayer, liturgy, and the sacraments •morality and justice.
Assessment items •inquiry based projects •reports •oral and multimedia presentations •written exercises •self-reflections •posters and pamphlets •short answer questions •essays •tests.
Students at Year 10 study a complete VCE unit of a Religious Education subject over the academic year. They can choose to undertake either Unit 1 of Religion and Society or Unit 2 of Texts and Traditions over the year. 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 course. These students will then complete a unit of either Religion and Society or Texts & Traditions in Year 11.
In Year 11 students must complete a VCE unit of religious education. Selecting either Unit 2 Religion and Society or Unit 1 Tests and Traditions. The subject will continue in Year 12. Alternatively, students can choose to complete the Unit 1&2 sequence of the alternate subject not studied in Year 10. Students could complete Unit 3&4 sequence of the chosen subject in Year 10 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 Year 12 Religious Education options.
Students at Year 12 are required to complete either ‘Quo Vadis’ (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 rigors of the Unit 3&4 course.
Reasons to Choose
Encourages an appreciation and respect for the diverse faith traditions that are a part of Australian society
Invites students to develop their relationship with their spirituality and with God
Promotes acceptance, understanding, values and allows students to make meaning of their world, values, and ideas
Appreciate the role of prayer, beliefs, sacraments and sacred texts in people’s lives.
Encourages students to be informed and committed participants in a global Church, working for the common good.