Religious Education

At St. Joseph's school Religious Education is seen not merely as a subject that is taught but is viewed as a way of life.


At St. Joseph's we endeavour to nurture the dignity of the individual within a diverse social, cultural and rural environment. The central mission is one of evangelisation and for many children school is the only Church they know. We see an important partnership between students, parents and teachers in the particular challenges that face St. Joseph's as a growing faith community.


The Religious Education curriculum complements the teachings of the Catholic Church and highlights the dignity of each individual as they continue on their faith journey as a member of a Christian community.

Religious Education at St. Joseph's is based on the Canberra/Goulburn Archdiocesan guidelines 'Treasures New and Old.' This syllabus focuses on the parish, the school and home as working in active partnership to support the children in their faith development.


The Eucharistic community, the educating community and the "domestic faith community" are all partners in faith development.


'..be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.' Philippians 2:2