The vision of Religious Education at St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace is centred on our College motto, Servire Deo Sapere: ‘To Serve God is to be Wise’. Our College motto articulates our commitment to the formation and education of ‘young men who will make a difference through service of God, the community and each other’ (College Mission Statement). This vision is congruent with the teaching of Religion through the Brisbane Catholic Education’s (BCE) Religion Curriculum P – 12 and Religious Life of the School (RLOS) which aims 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)
Terrace shares and promotes the Vision for Religious Education articulated by Brisbane Catholic Education and the wider Church. This vision includes the two dimensions of formation – namely, of students’ religious literacy and their personal faith.
Religious Education at Terrace seeks to develop the religious literacy of students in light of the Catholic Christian tradition, so that they might participate critically and authentically in society. As underpinned by the Archdiocese of Brisbane’s Vision for Religious Education, all units of work aim to integrate the two dimensions of religious education, so that religious literacy and faith formation can complement each other, allowing students to explore their own faith identity.