Connecting with the Catholic faith and traditions in a meaningful way enriches students’ lives. That’s why we’re listening to students, their families and teachers to ensure that the way we support learning and teaching in religious education meets their needs.
Based on contemporary research, a new Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta curriculum will speak not only to our students but to the world they live in. In transforming the way we teach Religious Education, we seek to transform students’ lives as well as our schools and society.
Connecting with teachers to transform students’ experience of Religious Education
Follow our podcast about the changes taking place in Religious Education in the Diocese of Parramatta to learn:
What’s happening with the new curriculum
What does it mean for the current curriculum?
What will changeover look like?
We see students as the centre of this new curriculum
As students are at the centre of developing this new curriculum, their voices are the starting point. To support a closer connection with the Catholic faith, we will bring our rich living tradition and say “how does this speak to your life experience?”They will also help with the evaluation of the new curriculum.
How are we capturing those big questions from students across the Diocese?
The CEDP Mission Team have already started by asking Religious Education Coordinators (RECs) to ask students from Kindergarten right up to Year 12 “what are the big questions you are asking about your faith and your life?”. The responses have already begun to be gathered, and clear themes are emerging.
2018 Student Focus Groups
As Catholic schools for all, our Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta communities welcome students and teachers from many cultures and faith traditions. All students will have an opportunity to have their say about how we can better meet their needs in learning and teaching Religious Education.
These videos show students participating in this process.
What do you like about Religious Education?
What would you change about Religious Education?
What would you include in a new RE curriculum?