Through formal lessons, excursions and guest speakers, reflection days and community work, the College strives to develop the intellectual and spiritual potential of all in the Academy community.
In Years 7 to 10 the Religious Education Department work to engage the students in meaningful learning via units of work such as:
- Scripture and Sacraments in Art
- Conscience and Values
- Social Justice
- Women of Faith
- Australian Indigenous Spirituality
- Creation and Eco-Justice
VCE students are able to study the role religion plays in society, ethics and morality, and the development of key texts and traditions.
The Religious Education Department values:
- The charism of Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy.
- Respect for the personal spirituality of each community member.
- Community engagement.
- Meaningful Learning.
- Direct connection between the Religious Education curriculum and students’ own lives
- Development of spirituality and an ethical framework for resilient participation in the twenty first century.
- Extracurricular opportunities such as liturgy and Mass, excursions, social justice based activities.
- Relationships with others.
- Belonging to a faith community.