School Chaplain - Father Tim Adkins
The Christian Education course is focussed on what makes us human and how should we live. We begin with a look at the ‘what makes life meaningful’ through the twin lenses of the book of Ecclesiastes and the movie Ground Hog Day.
We then look at the messages in the media, and how these support or challenge human dignity and strong communities. In third term we consider our responsibilities to others in the community; a unit which includes a week of volunteer work serving our community. In fourth term we explore ethics, covering both philosophical and practical dimensions.
Come prepared to think!
Year 11 and 12
In Year 11, the CE program explores four different areas.
In Term 1, students explore various life issues from a Christian world view using input from Christian communicators, such as John Dixon and Josh McDowell.
In Term 2, students examine the teachings of other faiths.
Third term focuses on relationships, and also explores the question of suffering.
In the fourth term students respond to the challenges of such works as the Da Vinci Code by examining in closer detail the logical and historical bases for their claims against those of the Bible.
In Year 12, the Christian Education course examines different conceptions of the nature of faith and the way in which faith underpins the decisions we all make in day-to-day life. We use films, skits, interviews, games, discussion groups and guest speakers to raise and examine issues.
This course is not assessed.