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Religious Life of the School

The Religious Life of the School P-12 is focused on the second dimension of Religious Education, commonly referred to as “teaching people to be religious in a particular way” (Moran, 1991). The Religious Life of the School P-12 provides a lens through which a school may audit and further develop its religious life.

Structure of the Religious Life of the School P-12

The Religious Life of the School P-12 comprises four interrelated components: 

Each of these components, while mutually reinforcing, provides a significant focus on a distinctive aspect of the religious life of the school. As illustrated below, each component is further sub-divided into three elements.



Religious Identity & Culture​
Ethos and charism
Authentic Christian community
Sense of the Sacred
Evangelisation & Faith Formation​
​Living the Gospel
Spiritual Formation
Witness to the wider community
Prayer & Worship​
Christian prayer
Celebration of liturgy and sacraments
Ritualising everyday life
Social Action & Justice ​​ Justice in the school community
Action for justice
Reflection on action for Justice​

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