Curriculum - Religious Education

Catholic schools offer an excellent educational choice for families wishing a Catholic Education for their children. Catholic schools provide rich learning opportunities and environments for young people which nurture them to develop a hunger for lifelong learning.

Students in Catholic schools complete all the state educational requirements. They have a sound educational focus based on current pedagogy and curriculum. What is distinctive about the curriculum in Catholic schools is the Religious Education Program and the ways in which gospel values are integrated into all aspects of the life and curriculum of the school.

Catholic schools through their curriculum aim to promote integrated personal development which encourages students to develop into Christian men and women who have learned to serve and be responsible for themselves and others.

Catholic schools also focus on learning achievement for all students by endeavouring to meet their needs and to offer them the support and encouragement needed to contribute to the development of Australian society.

Religious Education is the first learning area in Catholic schools. It enables young people to understand, explain and justify the Christian message as it is handed on by the Catholic church to those who follow Christ in today’s world.

Through Religious Education, students are guided to study, research and learn what the Catholic church teaches about the distinctive vision of how Christian people live.


The Religious Education Program K-12 is compulsory for all years of schooling and is mandated by the Bishops of Western Australia. It contains both the process and content of what is to be taught in Religious Education. 
There is a prescribed time allocation for instruction of the Religious Education learning area.  A student in Pre-Primary and Year 1 will receive a minimum of 15 minutes religious education per day and then up to 30 minutes per day for other Primary years.