Vision for Religious Education
Religious education at St Francis College aligns with the Vision for Religious Education as outlined for all Catholic schools in the Brisbane Archdiocese.
St Francis College aspires to educate and form students who are challenged to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and who are literate in the Catholic and broader Christian tradition so that they might participate critically and authentically in faith contexts and wider society.
The vision informs the St Francis vision for Teaching and Learning; Together we value individuals, build relationships and empower learning.
The vision for religious education emphasises the two distinct but complementary dimensions of religious education- Teaching people religion, that is the classroom teaching and learning of religion and - Teaching people to be religious in a particular way through the religious life and Catholic Christian ethos of the school community. Whilst Jesus Christ is always at the centre of this vision, St Francis College acknowledges its multi-faith reality and seeks to nurture and develop the faith of all individuals mindful of their cultural and religious identity.
Good religious education programs develop the religious literacy of students so that they develop knowledge and skills to use language confidently and become active constructors of culture rather than passive consumers. At St Francis College, a growth mindset is encouraged and nurtured so that all students can learn and achieve. Through engagement with both dimensions of Religious Education, students are challenged to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ in their everyday lives.