The K-12 Religion Syllabus acknowledges the close relationship between the formative influence of the family, parish and school. In this context, the Catholic school focuses on the faith formation of young people and educates them through the classroom teaching of Religion.
The classroom teaching of Religion promotes an understanding of Catholic beliefs and practices, and incorporates content with the same systemic demands, creativity and rigour as other key learning areas. It also considers developmental stages and attempts to adapt material appropriate to students' backgrounds.
The overall goal of classroom Religion is expressed in the diocesan policy of The Classroom Teaching of Religion (1999) as to enhance or promote knowledge and understanding of the traditions of the Catholic community; its story, its experiences and its teachings, through the following fours strands: Jesus and Scripture, History and Beliefs, Celebration and Prayer, Justice and Morality.
God's love is revealed especially in the Life, Death and Resurrection of Jesus and communicated primarily through the Scriptures.
God acts through the church community whose central beliefs are expressed in The Creed.
The church community celebrates its relationship with God through the Sacraments and through communal and personal prayer.
Christians are called to live just and moral lives and to respect the whole of creation.