Religious Education

In the life of faith of our Catholic school, religious education plays a central and vital part. At the heart of Catholic education lies the Christian vision of the human person. This St Augustinevision is expressed and explored in religious education. Therefore religious education is never simply one subject among many, but the foundation of the entire educational process. The beliefs and values studied in Catholic religious education inspire and draw together every aspect of the life of a Catholic school.  St Augustine’s has adopted the religious education scheme Come and See

Come and See is developed through three themes based on the Second Vatican Council, which are gradually explored each time at greater depths. They are Church, Sacrament and Christian living.

a) Church

This theme occurs in each season time as follows

Autumn – my story – my family – Domestic Church
Spring – our story – local community – Local Church
Summer – the story – the worldwide community – Universal Church

b) Sacrament

Autumn – belonging – born into Christ’s life – Baptism
Spring –relating – God’s love in our lives – Eucharist
Summer – inter-relating – service to the community – Reconciliation

c) Christian Living

Autumn – loving – celebrating life – Advent Christmas
Spring –giving – the cost of life – Lent and Easter
Summer – serving in love – feasts to celebrate – Pentecost

Each theme is explored through different topics in each age groupYear of Faith Mosaic