At Mary Immaculate School, Religious Education is the basis 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 teaching children 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.
Using the Catholic Education Office’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 children grow in their relationship with God and supports the family as the primary educators in faith. The curriculum 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.
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 Catholic Parish of Ivanhoe, students prepare for and celebrate the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation.