Religious Education

Corpus Christi students learn the teachings of following Jesus in the Catholic tradition. We support the Catholic family and the Corpus Christi Parish in the evangelising mission of the Church. 

Religious Education provides opportunities for children to express their relationship with God through prayer, sacraments and liturgy. All students participate in daily prayer, class and school liturgies and attend Mass and Reconciliation. Religion lessons are built around the school-based curriculum, which complements the Parish Sacramental Program.

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Broken Bay exist to educate and form in Catholic discipleship by offering them experiences of following Jesus as members of a Catholic community. Our role is to support the parents of our school community in nurturing each child’s faith and moral development.

We are blessed to have a strong connection with our parish and its wonderful priest, Fr. Greg. He is a regular visitor to our classrooms and loves spending time with the children, sharing many stories from his childhood.

We have many enriching religious experiences and celebrations throughout the year including Masses, liturgies and fundraising for social justice causes. These opportunities further deepen the faith formation of each child and complement the Parish Sacramental Program

All students from K-6 learn Religious Education for two and a half hours per week. Corpus Christi follows the K-12 Religious Education Curriculum established by the Broken Bay Diocese:

  • God, Revelation and Human Destiny
  • Jesus, Human and Divine
  • Church and Discipleship
  • Prayer and Sacraments
  • Sacred Scripture

H2 The aims of Religious Education at Corpus Christi are to:

  • Develop an appreciation of the love of God, the wonders of God’s Creation and the dignity of the human person
  • Develop an awareness of and respect for, self and others through the knowledge of the life faith tradition and mission of the Catholic Church
  • Understand and respect the practice of religion as a global and cultural perspective
  • Foster the skills of reflection, discernment, critical thinking, judging and decision making in the light of an informed conscience
  • Develop the ability to critically reflect on the surrounding culture using the perspective of Catholic faith and traditions
  • Develop students who actively live a life of discipleship