The vision for Religious Education at All Hallows’ School is based on the Brisbane Archdiocesan vision.
We aspire to educate and form students who are challenged to live the gospel of Jesus Christ and who are literate in the Catholic and broader Christian tradition so that they might participate critically and authentically in faith contexts and wider society (Religious Education Archdiocese of Brisbane, 2013).
Key to our School’s vision is the ethos of the Sisters of Mercy which has its basis in Gospel values. As a Catholic school, All Hallows' is committed to the study of religion as a way of providing a vision of reality that is enriched by the interaction of both a religious and an educational standpoint, thus contributing to the total development of the human person, including the valuing of interdependence, the aesthetic, self-transcendence and wisdom (Mission Statement, All Hallows’ School).
The educational study of religion is seen as nurturing faith through understanding and as providing an intellectual basis for the adolescent search for meaning, within the context of the Catholic tradition (Faith Education Statement, All Hallows’ School). It is enacted through the careful planning of a curriculum from Years 5 to 12, based on the strands of Beliefs, Sacred Text, Christian Life and Church. Careful attention is given to the overall goal of religious literacy and developing students who can articulate their faith and live it in an open and authentic way (Religious Education Archdiocese of Brisbane, 2013).
Religious literacy informs the students’ prayer life and Mercy Action activities, while the students bring their experiences of social justice activities, prayer and liturgy to inform classroom learning and discussion.
Faith formation and spiritual development are a result of closely aligning the two dimensions of the academic and service based experiences for All Hallows’ girls.