“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the very end of the age”. Matthew 28:19-20

We live in a time of unprecedented change as Sydney’s population continues to grow while the way people live, work and worship has changed. Patterns of immigration have shifted and families and households have also changed. Change is evident in the impact of technology on the ways in which people connect with one another, the increasing secularisation of culture and the influence of sections of the media and other institutions towards religion. Indeed, in the most recent census almost a third of Australians identified as having ‘no religion’. This is a great change from just fifty years ago when less than one percent of people did not adhere to any religious faith.

The Religious Education Curriculum recognises that every student is at their own stage of a faith journey and, through engaging with the curriculum, students are encouraged to grow in their love of God and their relationship with Christ.

(Adapted from ‘Go Make Disciples: Mission Plan for the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney’)