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Key Learning Areas (Religious Studies)

Curriculum Objectives

Students are expected to develop knowledge and understanding of:

  1. the origin, and the precepts, forms and practices of Christianity
  2. the history of the school founding body, the lives of school patron saints and class patron saints

Students are expected to develop skills to enable them to

  1. Reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences;
  2. Discuss ethical and religious issues with people who hold beliefs and values different from theirs;
  3. Understand with empathy why people believe and behave as they do;
  4. Debate issues of religious significance on the basis of evidence and rational argument; and
  5. Apply the results of their religious exploration for the betterment of themselves and of their community.

Students are expected to develop the following values and attitudes:

  1. respect for others;
  2. willingness to acknowledge the needs, feelings and aspirations of others and learn from their insights;
  3. tolerance of ambiguities and paradoxes;
  4. appreciation of diversity in religious and cultures;
  5. respect for life;
  6. eagerness for meaning and truth

Broad Learning Outcomes

Students should be capable of demonstrating virtues of Saint Clare:

Be Intellectual - sensible in judgement
  - conceptual thinking
  - logical thinking
  - inquisitive
  - articulate
  - resourceful
  - persevering
  - industrious

Be Physically fit - health-conscious
  - regular in exercising
  - watchful of your diet

Be Aesthetically responsive - creative
  - imaginative
  - versatile

Be Moral - truthful
  - honest
  - selfless
  - righteous
  - loyal
  - loving
  - thoughtful

Be Sociable - courteousg
  - considerate
  - tolerant
  - cooperative
  - civic-minded
  - law abiding

Be Emotionally Mature - self accepting
  - self configent
  - self disciplined
  - ready to open up
  - receptive to advice