Religious Education at St Mary of the Cross is:
A dynamic, energetic, well structured program, with a clearly defined scope and sequence for learning that leads all who teach it and learn within it to be the face of Jesus to others.
It is underpinned by the Josephite charisms and sound pedagogy of open conversations and challenging questions that inspire students to be more and know more.
It is embedded in and connected to every-day life, providing our school community with a sense of hope about the future and all its possibilities.
The overviews listed below provide the focus of Religion Curriculum units for each year level for the year.
The four components of the Religious Life of the School (Religious Identity and Culture; Evangelisation and Faith Formation; Prayer and Worship; and Social Action and Justice) are distinctive aspects of the way each member of our community lives their faith. Our aim is to provide opportunities for each person to develop a close personal relationship with God.
St Mary of the Cross School derives its identity and culture from its Catholic Christian character and accepts the challenge to be a real and living expression of the Church’s pastoral mission in the world. Our school has a rich tradition which is based on the charism of Mary MacKillop. Our school history has been richly blessed by the dedication and hard work of the Sisters of St Joseph. We seek each day to live out our school motto: One in Christ.