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OUR LADY OF THE WAY

Religious Education

 

At Our Lady of the Way Catholic Parish Primary School we are committed to creating a vibrant Catholic learning community, acknowledging and celebrating diversity, enriched by and united in faith. Our four school pillars are Faith, Learning, Community and Diversity.
 
Religious Education is at the heart of the curriculum in our Catholic Primary School. There are two elements to Religion in the school: religious education and faith formation, knowledge and action. The planning and teaching of Religious Education is informed by the Brisbane Catholic Education Curriculum. The faith life of the school is shaped by our strong relationship with our parish and Parish Priest, through our prayer, celebration and sacramental life and through the tenets proposed in the document ‘The Religious Life of the School’.
 
In 2013 we are implementing a new Religious Education Curriculum. In our curriculum there are 4 learning strands: Beliefs; Scripture; Church, and Christian Life. Each class undertakes learning across each of these strands every school year. The shape of the new curriculum is such that we plan for connections to be made between the strands. Students are assessed in Religious Education often through the completion of rich tasks that allow them to demonstrate the depth of their learning. Religion assessment is regularly represented in your child’s folio.
 
We recognize that prayer is central to our daily Christian living and it is a rich and valued part of our Catholic Christian tradition and faith life. Our school has a strong and vibrant prayer life. We believe prayer is our natural calling and response to the wonder and mystery of life. Through prayer we enrich our relationship with God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Prayer has multiple expressions and forms. Regular prayer experiences are planned to enrich our lives and our sense of the sacred and is powerful, meaningful and life changing.
 
As a school community we gather regularly to celebrate Mass. We mark many special occasions in the year with special liturgical celebrations. We welcome parents and families to join us in our community celebrations. We also support the work of the Church in the local community and world especially Caritas – Project Compassion, Catholic Mission and St Vincent de Paul