1. Sacred Texts
4. Christian Life
1. Religious Identity & Culture
2. Evangelisation & Faith Formation
3. Prayer and Worship
4. Social Action & Justice
Each of these components, while mutually reinforcing, provides a significant focus on a distinctive aspect of the religious life of our school and complements the teaching of religion within classroom. Of particular interest for St Rita's students', staff, parents and Parish community is the focus placed on the life of St Augustine and St Rita. By sharing in their stories our students and their families are encouraged to be people of Faith, Love, Service, Hope. Our commitment to responding to the Christian call defines our school – the framework for our responses to what happens in the wider community and the way we go about being members of St Rita's Catholic Primary School.
The shape of Religious Education within Brisbane Catholic Education has two dimensions, the classroom learning and teaching of religion and the religious life of the scho ol. These are two distinct but complementary dimensions described as 'teaching people religion and teaching people to be religious, in a particular way' (Moran, 1991).
St Rita's increasingly provides the introductory and developmental understanding and experience of Church for students and their families. This is supported when the school is a place where students and their families encounter the mission and outreach of the Church, especially through pastoral care and the experience of Catholic Christian community. In this community, such activities include:
Foundational to the shared work of teachers at St Rita's are the beliefs they have of the learners they serve. The BCE Learning and Teaching Framework (2012) explicitly articulates the beliefs and the responses that flow from these beliefs within schools in the Archdiocese.
Every learner brings to the learning experience their own richly diverse life journey to contribute to a community in communion, empowered by the Spirit to be at the service of others.
SEE ALSO: Brisbane Catholic Education Catholic Identity >>