Religious Education


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 “The schools and colleges of the Archdiocese of Brisbane aspire to educate and form students who are challenged to live the gospel of Jesus Christ and who are literate in the Catholic and broader Christian tradition so that they might participate critically and authentically in faith contexts and wider society”
 
This vision for Religious Education within the Catholic schools of the Brisbane Archdiocese provides a challenge to students and teachers: for teachers to engage students in a religion program that prepares them to live this vision and for our students to become a religious voice in the world beyond the classroom.
St Kevin’s Catholic School provides an engaging and relevant Religion program for all of our students. Quality programs focusing on Religion that are well planned, age appropriate and pertinent to the needs of our community are delivered across the school.
At the same time as we acknowledge that parents are of the first educators of their children in faith, we aim to work with parents in teaching our children to be religious in a particular way; having a deep knowledge of the Catholic Christian faith which forms their actions and attitudes in an ever- changing world.
 
This model identifies two distinct, yet complementary, dimensions of Religious Education within our school.  
 
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St Kevin’s Religion Program Document provides a clear outline of the values, principles and processes involved in providing high quality learning opportunities in Religion; setting clear learning intentions and encouraging students to work towards stated success criteria.
It is a program that promotes inclusiveness, equity and excellence for each one of our students. The vision we have for our Religion Program closely reflects the vision and mission statements of our school.
 
 Our Vision
 
St Kevin’s Catholic Primary School envisions an environment where everyone is encouraged to develop their God-given gifts so that they may live happy and fulfilling lives based on the Gospel values.
 
Our Mission
 
Our mission is to strengthen the partnerships while nurturing and supporting each other as we encourage learners of all ages to shape and enrich our changing worlds by contributing their gifts for the renewal of God’s creation.
 
 
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St Kevin’s School Song
Strength with Kindness
Written with, and for the School Community of St Kevin’s Benowa by Andrew Chinn 2012
Strong in our faith, kind in our deeds
We grow in love, we live in peace
A rainbow of hands, and a sign of new hope
St Kevin’s School, one in God’s love
 
Our God is here in our sacred land
From the green of the mountain to the sea and the sand
We are called to care for this gift of our world
Stewards of creation for all creatures of the earth
 
Jesus is here, at the heart of this place
By his holy Cross, we live in our faith
We are called by his Word to show the way
To love one another, all our lives every day
 
The Spirit is here, on this journey we share
In the hands that are joined and the hearts that care
We are called to share, to be people of peace
Giving thanks and praise we are a family
 
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St Kevin’s Religion Program

 
Term 1
Term 2
Term 3
Term 4
Prep
What does it mean to be a St Kevin’s student, living God’s plan for us?
 
Jesus and his family, with a focus on Mary during May.
What is a church and how do we know it is a sacred space?
How does the story of Jonah relate to our own lives?
What gifts did God give us?
Year 1
What does Jesus teach?
Who is God? What does the bible tell us about God?
How do symbols and actions show us that God is with us?
 
How do people serve God?
Year 2
How can I be a peacemaker?
How can I continue to build a better world?
How can I be a steward of God's Creation?
What do Jewish people still do today to show their faith?
Year 3
How can I be the Good News, like Jesus?
How is the church a community? Who is ‘church’?
Looking after our world
How can we take care of God's gift of creation?
What’s so super about super heroes?
Year 4
What does being a Christian mean?
Petite enquiry questions- What does being a Christian mean at Lent, at school, in the community?
What is the story of the Catholic Church in Australia?
How can I care for God’s creation? What is stewardship? What does the Bible say about stewardship? How can we be stewards of creation at school?
Community? How important is it for different faiths?
Year 5
What do people believe as Christians?
What does it mean to believe? What is a Christian?
How are we a community?
Who is Mary, mother of Jesus
How does the Holy Spirit act through the lives of believers?
How did the early pioneers of the Catholic Church share their faith?
How do the words of the Bible speak to people?
Year 6
Why does Justice begin with me?
Who do you say I am? Who is Jesus?
The Holy Spirit inspires a uniquely Australian Church
How does the Holy Spirit work in the Bible and in people?

 

  See Also The Religious Life of the School