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 Religious Education



​Mater Dei's Religious Education Program 


Our goal in teaching Religious Education is to assist you, the parent, in nurturing your child's faith development and Religious literacy. The Assistant to the Principal for Religious Education (APRE) is responsible for the supervision of the school's R.E. Program. The teachers follow the R.E. Guidelines as set by the Brisbane Archdiocese in implementing the School Based program. Religious Education in the contemporary Catholic School comprises two distinct but complementary dimensions – teaching people religion and t​eaching people to be religious. Teaching people religion is an educational activity focused on the teaching and learning of religion and utilising a range of learning processes and resources. Teaching people to be religious is identified with the religious life of the school and is a faith development activity focused​ on nurturing the religious, spiritual and faith growth of students.


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 ​Element 1 - Students & Community



Mater Dei recognises the central place of prayer and liturgy in the faith development of the children. Class liturgies are celebrated on a number of Tuesdays and Fridays throughout each term. Parents are warmly invited to attend any of the liturgies, but particularly their child's class liturgy. The whole school celebrations vary from year to year and can include the beginning and end of each year and other special times such as - Lent, Easter, ANZAC Day and Advent/Christmas.


​​Element 2 - Curriculum Structure and Organisation 


The Sacramental Program is conducted by the Parish with support from the school. Parents are invited to attend Parent Evenings for their child's Penance, Confirmation and First Eucharist.​


Element 3 - High Quality Learing and Teaching

Element 4 - Monitoring and Evaluation

Focus Areas for Religious Education

Contemporary Contexts of School Religious Education