Religious Education awakens all disciplines of learning to their deep potential, because it intentionally articulates the connectedness of the human person with the whole of reality, human and divine.
It lies at the heart of the curriculum of Catholic Schools, synthesizing, enriching and complementing the learning experiences of students. At its best, religious education sets out to inform, form and transform learners and teachers by engaging them with the intellectual, ethical and spiritual richness of the Catholic tradition.
Religious education invites and enables a life-long journey of awakening to the deep meaning of human life and community, of the world we inhabit and sustain, and of our cultural and religious heritage, against the horizon of the Reign of God enfleshed in the mission and person of Jesus Christ, and communicated in the Church.
Religious education intends to awaken learners intellectually by:
• encouraging critical thinking and inquiry
• firing imaginative capacity
• enlightening experiences with reason
• broadening perspectives through Scripture and Tradition.
Religious education intends to awaken learners ethically by:
• forming moral character
• arousing a desire for wisdom
• attuning minds and hearts to the attitudes of Jesus
• promoting responsibility and integrity in living.
Religious education intends to awaken learners spiritually by:
• relating human life to the mystery of God
• valuing the interior life and capacities
• developing prayerful and liturgical habits
• connecting compassion with justice.
Religious Education is an important dimension of school life at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish Primary School. It extends beyond the daily lessons because Christian values are integrated into the way the school operates and how people interact with each other.