Religious Education

​​Religious Education Program

At St. Bernardine's, we educate all students to live the gospel of Jesus Christ. We plan learning experiences that provide opportunities for our learners to be successful, creative and confident, active and informed learners empowered to shape and enrich our world.  Inquiry learning cycles incorporate components of the curriculum, organised under content strands: Sacred Texts, Beliefs, Church and Christian Life. These strands are interrelated, taught in an integrated way, and in ways that are appropriate to specific local contexts. This delivers a meeting of culture and faith, which happens through the person, and can be seen in the classroom and school grounds.  Please click on the link below to view our Religious Education Program.​

St Bernardine's Religious Education Program.pdf

​Scope and Sequence

Religious Education curriculum reveals some insight into the distinct but complementary objectives of teaching religion and teaching people to be religious in a particular way. These aims are expressed in the explicit teaching and learning and the spiritual and liturgical experiences that are interwoven throughout the Religious Education curriculum.  At St Bernardine's the implementation of effective pedagogical tools, methods and frameworks are central to the delivery of Religious Education. Teachers are equipped with a repertoire of pedagogical strategies that meet the developmental and learning needs of all students.  Developing an inclusive scope and sequence of curriculum implementation ensures a rich Religious Education experience. The collaboratively developed Scope and Sequence details each year level's:

  • Achievement Standard;
  • Deep learning;
  • Surface Learning;
  • Content Descriptions;
  • Core Texts;
  • Complementary Texts;
  • Explicit Prayers;
  • Religious Life of the School connections​

Prep Scope and Sequence.pdf
Year 1 Scope and Sequence.pdf
Year 2 Scope and Sequence.pdf
Year 3 Scope and Sequence.pdf
Year 4 Scope and Sequence.pdf
Year 5 Scope and Sequence.pdf
Year 6 Scope and Sequence.pdf