Religious Education and Faith Formation
The Vision Statement for Anglican Schools in the Diocese of Brisbane clearly endorses the proposition that our schools are faith communities and that the Religious Education program is a dimension of that faith experience.
In Anglican Schools, religious education classes are considered to be a crucial component of a student’s Christian formation. This is because the content of these classes is not presented neutrally, but in a way that presents the Christian faith as positive, beneficial and privileged; however this is complimented by an approach that accepts a diversity of opinion and allows students the right to choose their own views. In short, Religious Education contributes to faith formation because it is impassioned, but not coercive.