Year 9 Religious Education

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs I. De Vos

On completing this course students should be able to:
• develop knowledge and understanding of the mystery of God and of Jesus Christ, of the Church and
of the central beliefs which Catholics hold;
• develop awareness and appreciation of Catholic belief, understanding of its impact on personal and
social behaviour and of the vital relationship between faith and life, life and faith;
• encourage study, investigation and reflection by the pupils;
• develop appropriate skills: for example, ability to listen; to think critically, spiritually, ethically and
theologically; to acquire knowledge and organise it effectively; to make informed judgements;
• foster appropriate attitudes: for example, respect for truth; respect for the views of others;
awareness of the spiritual, of moral responsibility of the demands of religious commitment
in everyday life and especially the challenge of living in a multicultural, multifaith society.

Course will be selected from the following units:

The Life and Times of Jesus; The Eucharist and the Church’s Year; The Church’s Story; Creation
and Co-Creation; The Beginnings of the Church in New Zealand; Sacraments of Initiation;
Recognising Signs of God.


$6.00 Religious Studies Levy (donation)
Laptop or Tablet
1 x 1B5 exercise book/ coloured pencils/glue stick

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry