The Religious Education learning area is deeply committed to the collaborative role of helping to transform society from within and upholding Jesus’ teachings as it is promulgated by the Catholic Church.
The outcomes and processes of the Learning Area are intended to ensure that students appreciate the significance of the Gospel teachings and how in everyday life they can promote peace and happiness for all people, through cultural, spiritual, systematic and critical reflection.
Religious Education is a compulsory part of the academic curriculum for all students at Lumen Christi. The curriculum encourages the exploration of people’s search for truth and meaning in life in a Catholic context.
Through guided learning and research, students explore what the Catholic Church teaches about the distinctive vision of the ways in which Christians are called to be and:
- live in harmonious relationship with others;
- interact justly within a multi-cultural world;
- demonstrate solidarity with all people, especially the poor and disadvantaged.
Religious Education at Lumen Christi College
Our young people are the stewards of the future and such a great responsibility is bestowed upon parents and teachers collaboratively to provide the inspiration and endeavour to prepare them for what lies ahead with strong skills and values.
Students in Years 7 to 12 study the Catholic religious tradition in accordance with the mandated guidelines and learning outcomes provided by the Bishops of Western Australia, under the umbrella of the Curriculum Frameworks document.
Since 2009, students in Years 11 and 12 also study the Religion & Life course of which there are three distinct stages. Students who choose to study at Stage 3 level in their final year will have their Religious Education results included as part of their tertiary entrance score into university.
In addition to this acquired understanding and knowledge of the Catholic religious tradition, all students are guided into two key areas of participation: the sacramental and liturgical rites of the Catholic Church; and being of service to others.
Participation in prayer and liturgy
Students are encouraged to enrich their relationship with God both at a personal and community level through liturgical celebrations, prayer, and opportunities to receive the sacraments.
These are woven into the College year according to the Church’s seasonal calendar and the Religious Education curriculum.
Service Learning Program
A spirit of service is encouraged within the College, particularly through involvement in the Service Learning program, the aim of which is to foster a greater regard for other people’s wellbeing in acts of charity and voluntary work.
This is an integral part of the curriculum allowing social responsibility to be practiced in the home, the College and in the wider community. Completion of the Service Learning program is a compulsory component for all students graduating from the College.
As the current focus of creating stronger links between the College and local parishes continues, students are better able to associate their love for God and others within a broader and more meaningful context.