Religious Education

Religious Education and Religious Studies are compulsory for all students at SFX. The RE Department firmly believes in the words of two great Christian Saints

Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire – St Catherine of Siena

Our Heart is restless until it rests in You, O Lord. – St Augustine

In these two sayings we find the essence of the RE Curriculum – to understand God, his covenant, our Judeao  Christian heritage, the fulfilment of God’s Covenant in the person of Jesus and his resurrection. We aspire to live as Jesus taught us in the Gospels – to love God, ourselves and our neighbours and to value and respect the dignity of all creation.  We want to share the joy of loving and being loved by God, and, as the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart say, be on earth the beating heart of God.

Our High School curriculum is based on Treasures New and Old, the curriculum set out by the Canberra Goulbourn Archdiocese. Our Senior Curriculum is adapted from Treasures and conforms to the requirements of the Board of Senior Secondary Studies. Students all do a major in Religious Studies.