Catholic Education South Australia

Religious Life of Tenison Woods College

Religious Education is founded on the teachings of Jesus, present within the Gospels, and leads students into a deeper understanding of their personal self. The Religious Life of Tenison Woods College comprises five interrelated components:

  • Religious Identity and Culture
  • Evangelisation and Faith Formation
  • Prayer and Worship
  • Parish Connections
  • Social Justice and Action

Each of these components, while mutually reinforcing, provides a significant focus on the Religious Education curriculum of the College.

Students study Religious Education from Reception to Year 12. Our contemporary curriculum allows students to dialogue, encounter, wonder, and understand that they are loved by God. Using the Crossways Religious Education and MITIOG: Human Sexuality Curriculum, students are prepared to be active citizens in the world and create meaning connections with the life of the Church.

In the Junior School, our Religious Education curriculum supports the sacramental program, conducted in conjunction with the Mount Gambier Catholic Parish, and offers students the opportunity to celebrate the sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Eucharist.

In the Middle School, Religious Education is integrated into the Global Perspectives curriculum. It allows students to consider their place as global leaders for the world God desires.

In the Senior School, our students explore big ideas through the SACE Stage 1 and 2 Spiritualities, Religion and Meaning course. Students are provided the opportunity to learn how other faiths dialogue with the Catholic Church to search for meaning as active members of a local, national, and global community.

Tenison Woods College respectfully acknowledges the Boandik people are the First Nations people of the Mount Gambier South Eastern region of South Australia and pay respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, past, present and emerging.