Religious Education at St. Paul's
The Way the Truth and the Life
At St. Paul's we follow 'The Way the Truth and the Life' curriculum. This syllabus is based on the Religious Education Curriculum Directory for Catholic schools. It has been developed by teachers in direct response to a perceived need for a clear framework for effective, systematic and rigorous teaching and learning, at least equal to that of other curriculum areas. To this end it addresses both content and methodology.
The primary content of all religious education material is the teachings and practices of the Catholic Church and their implications for the lives of people today, and particularly for the lives of the pupils. Religious education material must, therefore, always present the three key elements of the Christian faith:
1. that every human event is marked by the creative activity of God which communicates goodness to all beings;
2. that the reality and power of sin limit and numb every person;
3. that the life, death and resurrection of Christ, communicated by the Holy Spirit, give believers the hope of a definitive ‘fulfilment’.