OLMC students study Religious Education for five periods a cycle in all years. The Religious Education Curriculum is organised around five main areas of study. Each of the five areas is given equal expression in the curriculum:
- Scripture and Jesus
- Church and Community
- God, Religion and Life
- Prayer, Liturgy and Sacraments
- Morality and Justice
All elements of the school’s Religious Education programme aim to assist students towards:
- Making sense of everyday life experiences in the broader contexts of mystery, complexity, confusion and awe;
- Gaining access to the understanding of the traditions of the Catholic community; its story, its experiences and its teachings;
- Celebrating the traditions with others; and
- Responding to the activity of God in their lives and in the whole of creation.
The classroom Religious Education programme achieves this aim by developing in each student:
- Knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the message of Jesus Christ and of the Scriptures.
- Knowledge, understanding and commitment to what the Church believes, celebrates, lives and worships.
- The ability and willingness to review their personal experiences in the light of Scripture and the living traditions of the Church.
- An appreciation of the value of religious learning as a life long process.
- The ability and willingness to respond in prayer, celebration and service.