Holy Cross Primary

Religious & Moral Education

Religious and Moral Education is provided through the medium of ‘This Is Our Faith’ Religious Education Programme. This is supplemented with the  ‘St Mungo’ programme for the teaching of ‘Relationships and Moral Education’.

The Curriculum for Excellence develops experiences and outcomes in areas such as:

Mystery of God

In the Image of God

Revealed Truth of God

Son of God

Signs of God

Word of God

Hours of God

Reign of God

Other World Religions; beliefs, values and issues, practices and traditions

The programme is further supplemented in Primary 3 and in Primary 4, when the Sacraments of First Reconciliation (Primary 3), Confirmation (Primary 7) and First Holy Communion (Primary 4) are studied and conferred respectively.

The children are taught by means of course books, work books, CDs, videos and posters, but more importantly by observance of the various rites and celebrations of the Sacraments.

The Religious Education of our children is a partnership between the home, the school and the parish. Your role as parents is the most important of the partnership because it is your example which will have the most lasting effect on your children.

In school, there are periods of Religious and Moral Education every day, and it is our aim to reinforce this through attitude and example in our daily lives. We encourage children to care, share and show consideration for others, and to be aware of their needs.

 

Other World Religions

Our children are also offered a well-constructed course of study in the traditions, customs and cultures of the major Other World Religions. The main religions taught are Islam and Judaism, although other religions are highlighted as they arise and as part of the school’s monthly assembly themes.  Progressive teaching of Other World Religions does not begin until Primary Three.

Children are encouraged to respect others of different faiths and none.

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