The aim of Religious Education in St. Mark’s Catholic Primary School is to promote the Catholic vision of the dignity and freedom of every person, as created in the image and likeness of God. This vision inspires and encourages the beliefs and values, which are lived out in the daily life of the Catholic school. Within this vision, Religious Education is a journey of formation involving every member of the school community, together with a pupil’s family and parish community. Religious Education is the foundation of the entire educational process.
For all children Religious Education is a proper subject in the school’s curriculum. It is a rigorous, academic discipline, taught, developed and resourced with the same commitment as any other subject.
The Religious Education curriculum in St. Mark’s Catholic Primary School aims to promote:
- Knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith and life;
- Knowledge and understanding of the response of faith to the ultimate questions about human life, its origin and purpose;
- The skills required to engage in an examination of and reflection upon religious belief and practice.