The love of knowledge and truth should invite us to continue learning.
The love of others should compel us to teach.

(St Augustine - Answers to the eight questions of Dulcitius, 3).

Religious Education at St Augustine’s College has the highest ideals to form young men of "competence, conscience and compassion."

The Religious Education curriculum has a spiralling programme of study from years 5 – 12 aimed at developing in each student a greater awareness of their Catholic heritage and the implications this has when it occurs within an Augustinian philosophy.

At the College, we aim to merge true Christian values and attitudes and a loving relationship with God and others through knowledge, understanding and experience of the Catholic faith both as individuals and as members of the Church community. It is concerned with encouraging an attitude of openness to life's questions, promoting personal growth and developing an awareness of others and the world. It is a comprehensive and multi-faceted process and as such identifies the following independent elements:

  • Years 5 and 6 follow the Sydney CEO program "Celebrating our Journey"
  • Years 7 to 10 follow the Sydney CEO program "Faithful to God, Faithful to People"
  • Years 11 and 12 have a choice of continuing the Board Endorsed Sydney CEO programme "Faithful to God, Faithful to People" or the Board of Studies 1 or 2 unit Studies of Religion Programme.

Each of these incorporates knowledge of the history and works associated St Augustine. They are aligned with the other components of Religious Formation – that is the Retreats (Year 11 and 12), Reflection Days (Year 5 to 10), prayer, and liturgical life of the College in order to develop the whole person. We are committed to nurturing the knowledge, awareness and attitudes within each student so that they become informed living witnesses to the values of Jesus Christ who seek to respond to God's actions in their lives.