Religious Education in the Mercy tradition is centred on the teachings of Jesus and inspired by the life of Catherine McAuley.

Year 7 students engage in interactive lessons exploring key aspects of Catholic faith, Mercy Charism and social responsibility. Through inquiry-based learning and reflective activities, they cultivate empathy, critical thinking and a deeper understanding of their role in creating a more just and merciful world.


What are some areas explored in this subject?
1. Learning the Catholic tradition.

2. You will explore how you belong at Catherine McAuley College Bendigo (CMCB). You will share your own personal stories and learn more about CMC from present to past, including the story of Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy.

3. We explore connection to country and learning about Aboriginal Spirituality. Through this unit there is a focus on understanding our responsibility to care for our common home.

4. We delve into the ancient world and civilisations past and, finally, we celebrate our own unique selves and the diversity of others. We value each other, our local community and beyond.
What are the real-world and hands-on-learning opportunities?
You will experience: liturgical connections such as a Smoking Ceremony; Encounter Day; Community in Action Program.

How often will I have this class?
You will have Religious Education for three periods per week

What else will we do in Religious Education?
1. Prayer, reflection, liturgies and masses are part of Religious Education, as well as linking to current issues and events.

2. Understanding the importance of sustainability and ecological justice.