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Religious education at Trinity Catholic College encompasses many aspects of school life, including:

  • The classroom Religious Education program
  • The integration of Catholic values across the curriculum
  • The liturgical and prayer life of the school
  • Opportunities for retreats and reflection days
  • Community service programs and volunteer groups

Faith Formation is at the very heart of the College because it strives to nurture the whole person and educate them in the Catholic tradition. We aim to help every student develop a strong personal relationship with God, and challenge them to live the Gospel values.

Staff and students regularly celebrate their faith with prayer to begin each day and in each lesson,  Stations of the Cross in Lent and the Rosary in May and October.

In Year 7 through to 10, students participate in reflections days and regular visits to the local Parish in their Religion, Catholic Studies class groups. Year 10 and 11 students also have the opportunity to be a part of the REMAR team which participates in Marist Youth outreach programs.

In Years 11 and 12 all senior students participate in an annual retreat. This gives every student an opportunity to reflect upon their relationship with themselves, their family, their peers, and their faith. It is a time to question, to search for, and to discover a deeper and more mature relationship with their faith and their God.

Students are involved in many areas of social justice. In particular, the College focuses on the work of the Marist Missions and Caritas through its significant Lenten contribution.

Religious Education covers all years, 7- 12, and is both academic and pastoral in its teaching and assessment. The Religious Education program works in partnership with all other faculties of the College to ensure a holistic and authentically Catholic formation of students, staff and parents.

Within the Syllabus across Stages 3 to 6 students study the depth of the Catholic tradition including History, Scripture, Theology, Mary and the Saints, Liturgy and Sacraments, the Christian spiritual traditions, Ethical and Moral teaching, and Social Justice. Recognising the multi-cultural and multi-faith reality of Australian society, students spend time studying indigenous Australian Spirituality and other faith traditions, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism and Hinduism.

Senior Courses:

Studies of Religion (2u) and Studies of Religion (1u) promotes an awareness, understanding and application of the nature of religion and the influence of religious traditions, beliefs and practices on individuals and society, with an emphasis on the Australian context.