"Today the religion teacher in a Catholic school faces the task of introducing a religious culture, tradition and world view to students who are largely unfamiliar with the territory. This territory includes religious language, symbols, icons, images, beliefs, practices and traditions. This unfamiliar territory for students needs to be approached in a similar way to teaching a second language"
At Christ the King, the above statement has very real significance and relevance in our community. While many families are practising Catholics we also acknowledge that many families in our community are not. We consciously approach all aspects of Religious Education, including the Religious Life of School with the knowledge that, for our learners and families, many ideas and practices are new. This situation however presents us with a rich and valuable opportunity to introduce many who would not otherwise have any contact with the Church or Christian Catholic beliefs and traditions.