At Mary Immaculate School, Religious Education is the foundation of all we do and as such, is an essential part of the formation of the whole person. With Jesus at its centre, Religious Education connects the ordinary to the spiritual by supporting our students to interpret our world within the context of Gospel Values. It develops individual relationships with God by enhancing the students’ understanding through scripture, liturgy, prayer, tradition and life, and enacting our faith through social justice initiatives.
Learning in Religious Education
Using the Catholic Education Melbourne’s ‘Religious Education Frameworks’ and the ‘To Know, Worship and Love’ texts, Religious Education is taught through an inclusive and creative curriculum. The program is planned, sequential and relevant to the Mary Immaculate community. It aims to help our students grow in their relationship with God, and supports each family as the primary educators in faith. learning in Religious Education builds on the experiences of each child and integrates the dimensions of Religious Knowledge and Understanding, Religious Reasoning and Responding, and Personal and Communal Engagement. Aligned with our School Vision, we enact our faith through our three school values and through our commitment to social justice initiatives – the photo on the right shows our Year 5 and Year 6 students running our annual Mission Fair.
An integral part of the education in faith of our students are the Sacraments, which celebrate God’s presence and activity in the lives of the school community. In partnership with their families and the Mary Mother of the Church Catholic Parish Ivanhoe, our students prepare for and celebrate the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation.