What is it and why is it important?
The RS department invites students to consider complex ethical, philosophical and religious questions in a structured and intelligent way, promoting the appreciation of alternative and equally valid points of view.
In so doing, we encourage empathy, compassion, understanding and tolerance towards all religious traditions.
Our lessons provoke challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. Through their study, students develop their knowledge and understanding of how major world religions offer answers to these challenging questions. It also offers opportunities for personal reflection and their own spiritual development.
Our teaching encourages all students, religious and non-religious, to express their views in an open and comfortable environment without prejudice or judgement. Discussion enables students to ask questions and share their knowledge and experiences with their peers, a very empowering experience for our young people.