Religious Education at Marist Ashgrove is a vibrant course designed to provide students with the religious skills and values for today’s Global Citizen. It seeks to challenge the students to see religion as a foundation stone that will be the basis of their life’s journey. Based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, the importance of Mary our Good Mother and the charism of Marcellin Champagnat, Religious Education has a unique role in helping students understand themselves, and the world around us. It challenges students to see how they can be a positive influence in our world today.
The Marist College Religious Education program follows the Religious Education Curriculum of the Archdiocese of Brisbane. Full details of the curriculum can be found at http://www.rec.bne.catholic.edu.au/Pages/default.aspx.
Religious Education is taught across all year levels from Year 5 to Senior. At the Year 9 and 10 level interested students are invited to apply for a CSYMA (Catholic Schools Youth Ministry Australia) course, details of which can be found at http://www.csymaten.com/ . This course provides students with an opportunity to further investigate their own spirituality and belief systems and how to share that with others.
In Senior Religious Education students can elect to enrol in the QCAA Study of Religion course which is an Authority subject counting towards an OP rank. Or students can enrol in the Authority registered SAS subject – Religion and Ethics. Both syllabi can be reviewed at the QCAA website https://www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/575.html.
Religious Education is a critical component of the Mission of the College. It sits alongside the Religious Life of the School, and the College Ministry and Social Justice Program in enabling the College community to fulfil its mission of “making Jesus Christ known and loved.”