The Emmaus story (Luke 24:13-35) is central to the Religious Education Curriculum. It is also an inspiration for lifelong Religious Education. In the story four movements can be discerned. These movements are part of a dynamic process, which assists students to find meaning in their experience in the light of revelation.

making sense The disciples on the road, reflecting on their experience
gaining access The meaning that Jesus brings to their experience by walking with them, listening to their experience, then searching the Scriptures and teachings of their tradition with them
celebrating The recognition and experience of the Risen Christ in the moment of celebration – the breaking of bread
responding They set out and returned to proclaim the Risen Christ

In the Emmaus Story, each of its four movements are inter-connected and can find expression in any of the elements of Religious Education in the school. The Religious Education Curriculum does not present the four movements of the ‘Emmaus’ understanding of Religious Education as a sequential lock-step process. Each movement enriches every other movement.