Christian SRE teachers follow an authorised curriculum enabling students to question, explore and discover more about the Christian faith by examining the Word of God, church teaching and the faith experience of others. It helps students to grasp what it means to live well, to be in relationship with God and to embrace a life of service of others. SRE teachers are encouraged to use a variety of teaching activities including reading, writing, small groups, class discussion, music, drama, storytelling, games and new learning technologies.
Armidale Youth Futures have a combined arrangement of SRE providers who have cross-authorised the curricula, Think Faith and Jesus the Game Changer for use at Armidale Secondary College.
For students in Years 7-10
Think Faith – a two-year curriculum for Stages 4 and 5, offering 4 units of 8 lessons per term. The curriculum uses the Bible as its foundational text and encourages students to think more deeply about the beliefs and tenets of the Christian faith whilst providing them with the tools to connect their learning with how Christians are called to live. These ‘connectings’ have been organised around three kinds of relating described by Jesus in John 15: relating to God, relating to others, and relating to the world.
Download: Think Faith scope and sequence
Download: About Think Faith
For students in Years 11-12
Think Faith curriculum for Stages 4 and 5 can also be used for Stage 6.
Jesus the Game Changer – a two-year curriculum for Stage 6, offering one lesson per term on a range of topical issues. With the Bible as its foundational source the curriculum provides an opportunity for senior students to self-consciously develop their personal worldview, and reflect on how their own belief, moral and spiritual systems relate to the Christian faith in its many expressions, as well as the broader Australian society of which they are a part.