We are really curious when it comes to exploring and discovering different beliefs and ways of living. RE provides opportunities for children and young people to reflect and analyse, to discuss and debate, to explore and discover, and to learn more about the world in which they live. It also gives them an understanding of how religion can give purpose to different groups of people in society and help children understand that we live in a diverse world in which there are many beliefs.
Religious Education makes a distinctive contribution to St. James’ Curriculum. It is the school’s vision to develop pupil’s knowledge and understanding of religion, religious beliefs, practices, language and traditions and their influence on individuals, communities, societies and cultures. Our curriculum enables pupils to consider and respond to a range of important questions related to their own spiritual development, the development of values and attitudes and fundamental questions concerning the meaning and purpose of life.
The ‘Come and See’ Religious Education Program (which has been written by the Archdiocese) promotes children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepares all pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of the present and the future. As well as this, promoting the Gospel Value of the Church including: Love, Integrity. Compassion, justice, forgiveness, tolerance and peace also underpins everything we do and forms the ethos of the school.