OLMC students study ‘Catholic Studies’ for six periods a cycle in all years. The Religious Education Curriculum is organised around five main areas of study. Each of the five areas is given equal expression in the curriculum.
(a) Scripture and Jesus
(b) Church and Community
(c) God, Religion and Life
(d) Prayer, Liturgy and Sacraments
(e) Morality and Justice
All elements of the school’s Religious Education programme aim to assist students towards:
• making sense of everyday life experiences in the broader contexts of mystery, complexity, confusion and awe,
• gaining access to the understanding of the traditions of the Catholic community: its story, its experiences and its teachings,
• celebrating the traditions with others,
• responding to the activity of God in their lives and in the whole of creation.
The classroom Religious Education programme achieves this aim by developing in each student:
• Knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the message of Jesus Christ and of the Scriptures.
• Knowledge, understanding and commitment to what the Church believes, celebrates, lives and worships.
• The ability and willingness to review their personal experiences in the light of Scripture and the living traditions of the Church.
• An appreciation of the value of religious learning as a life long process.
• The ability and willingness to respond in prayer, celebration and service.