Study of Religion

Finding our way, 

Inquiring into our world, 

Christ and Church as our guide. 


The Religious Education Curriculum for classroom learning at St Patrick's College follows the pathway of 'teaching students about religion'.  This approach utilises our Church traditions and parish connections to encourage students to inquire into our modern world and find deeper meaning and purpose in a multi-faith, contemporary society. 

The Year 7-10 curriculum provides for 2 ½ hours per week of religious teaching which adheres to the Archdiocesan and Brisbane Catholic Education curriculum framework for topics, themes and skills.  This framework places emphasis on 4 key areas: 

·         Sacred Texts  

·         Church  

·         Beliefs  

·         Christian Life 

These are taught together using contemporary inquiry themes, as spiritual, personal and social development are learnt in context of the world that students live in. 

The Year 11-12 curriculum provides students the opportunity for more in-depth inquiry through the choice of two subjects: 

·         Study of Religion 

·         Religion and Ethics 

At St Patrick’s College, we seek to promote Social Justice and the concept of service, by providing a program that allows students the opportunity to have experiences which have the potential to promote understanding of others and themselves. During Year 11 it is an expectation that all students undertake our Social Justice Program where they volunteer in various programs throughout the community during the year.


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