Religious Education is an intentional activity carried out in a particular way with students in Catholic schools. Its aim is to present the message of Jesus Christ and his Church in its entirety and, in making use of the best current research, theory and practice in education, lead students to a full and rich appreciation of the Christian life.
Religious Education plays an important role in the growth of faith in young people, thus it takes into account the opportunities and constraints of adolescent stages of growth and development and the structures of schooling.
Some of the basic principles of Religious Education are to
The Religious Education Program is a compulsory part of the curriculum at Dominic College, which endeavours to develop these different aspects of each student's Christian growth and education. It encourages the growth and development of all students in the understanding of and participation in their Christian faith. The Program consists of formal classroom teaching where instruction takes place and knowledge is gained along with activities outside the formal classroom that directly relate to Religious Education.
These activities include:
All of these are learning opportunities for growth in faith, for the development of a spirit of prayer, participation in liturgy and for living out Christian values.