Religious Education

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College offers a comprehensive and challenging Religious Education program which is delivered by enthusiastic and theologically trained teachers who are utilising the latest developments in effective teaching practice.


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The program is designed to give students a firm knowledge of the Catholic faith, along with a capacity to think critically, reflect deeply and translate received values into action.

In Years 7-10, students undertake units of work based on the Melbourne Archdiocese Religious Education Curriculum Framework covering five content strands, Scripture and Jesus, Church and Community, God, Religion and Life, Prayer, Liturgy and Sacrement and Morality and Justice.

Year 11s undertake two units of work. The first unit 'What a Wonderful World' examines environmental issues and associated social justice impacts that form part of this study. Students explore different voices in society, including the Church's 'voice' as it is proclaimed in both scripture and within the papal encyclical Laudato Si. The second unit is entitled 'I am Woman' and it explores the roles and treatment of women in society at large and within the Christian community. Sacred scripture is explored to highlight how Jesus is our role model in the just treatment of women. The emphasis throughout this unit is on the human dignity of all people.

In Year 12 students complete a rotation of four school based units of work. The following are currently being offered:

  • Christ Figures in Film
  • Ethics
  • Relationships and Sexuality
  • Social Justice.

Finally, the program effectively complements the College’s wider faith and mission ethos, placing emphasis on the charism of the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and the OLSH Pillars of Education, the pursuit of social justice and the central place of liturgy and prayer in Christian living.