Curriculum

Units of Work covered in Religious Education Classes

Year 7

  • New Beginings
  • Lent
  • The Last Days Of Jesus Christ
  • The Resurrection
  • The Spirit Comes
  • Introduction To The Old Testament
  • Personal Safety
  • Jesus The Storyteller
  • The Outcasts
  • Advent & Christmas

The Year 7 Reflection Day, in May, focuses on the college theme for the year and our charism.

Year 8 

  • Discovering Re-Discovering
  • Faith In Action - Project Compassion and the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Celebrating Easter 
  • Journey Stories: The Exodus, Personal  
  • Jesus The New Moses 
  • Creation and Co-Creation
  • Mary

    The Year 8 Reflection Day focuses on the New Cosmology, creation and our contribution to the stewardship of the earth. 

Year 9

  • The Liturgical Year
  • Caritas
  • Urgent
  • Sacraments of Healing
  • World Religions
  • Introduciton to the Gospels

    The Year 9 Reflection Day focuses on Reconciliation

Year 10

Term 1
  • Clonard’s theme for the year
  • Caritas’ Project Compassion with an emphasis on Catholic Social Teaching
  • Holy Week
Term 2 - Elective unit chosen from:
  • The Holy Land, then and Now
  • Celtic Spirituality
  • Gratitude
  • Spirituality and the Consciousness
Semester 2
  • VCE Texts and Traditions Unit 1
The Year 10 Reflection Day focuses on aspect of spirituality and meditation. 

VCE

The importance of Religious Education in the curriculum does not diminish as students enter their VCE/VCAL years. The courses offered at Year 11 and Year 12 have been developed to compliment the ongoing spiritual, moral and intellectual development of the students.

Year 11 Units

  • Life and Death Issues
  • Spirituality through Film
  • Global Politics - Unit 2: The Global Citizen
The Year 11 Reflection Day focuses on global issues and the catholic response to those issues. 


Year 12 Units

  • The Search for Meaning
  • Religion and Society Unit 2: Ethics and Morality
Two of the great highlights of Year 12 are the Retreat, held in May, and the Graduation Mass, held in October. These two experiences demonstrate that we are a community animated by the values of the Gospels, and we aim to develop a love for these values in our students

Formal Religious Education classes cease midterm three. Religious Education time, from then on, is dedicated to collaboratively preparing all aspects of the Graduation Mass. On the completion of the mass preparation, classes become supervised studies to allow students extra time to prepare for their exams.