Our RERC programmes and courses cover:
- Catholic Christianity
- Sacramental Preparation
- Other world religions
The main aim of Religious Education at St. Paul’s is to help children deepen their faith and live out Gospel values.
Our Catholic tradition is enriched in prayers and devotions which help young people to become aware of, and show reverence to, the sacred presence of the living God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Guided by this tradition, we celebrate various seasons and special feast days to honour God, Mary his Mother and the Saints.
This regular practice of Prayer is complemented by religious services conducted in school and in our local Parish Church to mark special occasions – e,g. the distribution of Ashes on Ash Wednesday, the seasons of Advent or Lent. To mark special Feast Days and Holy Days of Obligation, Holy Mass will be celebrated by Canon Edward Cameron and Deacon John, with the school community in St Paul’s parish. Pupils, at Primary 4 and Primary 7, participate in retreats to help prepare them for the Sacraments of Holy Communion and Confirmation.
At St Paul’s we follow, ‘This Is Our Faith,’ the religious education syllabus for Catholic schools in Scotland.
Click here to read more about This is Our Faith.
Links you may find useful:
Click here to read the Charter for Catholic Schools.
The resource ‘God’s Loving Plan’ provides guidance to Primary school teachers on how children can be helped to develop healthy and respectful attitudes to their bodies and to relationships with families and friends. This important resource connects children’s learning about who they are and how they relate to others, to their learning about God and their relationship in faith. It helps children to understand how love can be at the heart of their lives. The detailed planning framework in God’s Loving Plan connects learning in Religious Education to aspects of Health & Wellbeing taught from Primary 1 to Primary 7.