The syllabus was granted the formal recognition of the Holy See on 4th August 2012. It is the first Religious Education syllabus to originate fully in ScotlanAll Catholic school in Scotland use the syllabus 'This is Our Faith' to deliver Religious Education at Primary and High School level. The syllabus was granted the formal recognition of the Holy See on 4th August 2012. It is the first Religious Education syllabus to originate fully in Scotland.
...'This is our faith is highly original in the way it structures learning experiences and outcomes for young people as they develop and are provided with opportunities to encounter Jesus Christ on their journey of faith. It provides teachers with clear guidance which will enable them to provide experiences of religious education which are faithful to Church teaching and meaningful to the lives of their students.
This great enterprise is the product of many years of faithful service provided by various individuals and groups, under the leadership of the Scottish Catholic Education Service, with the support of the Catholic Education Commission and the wider education community. On behalf of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, I express my very grateful thanks to all who have contributed to its production and I promise the Church’s continuing support for teachers in their task of ‘Divine Pedagogy”...'
As quoted in the foreward of the syllabus.
THEOLOGY FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Formation Course for Non-Specialist Teachers of R.E in Secondary Schools in the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh.
19 teachers from across the Roman Catholic High Schools of the Archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh gathered today in the Gillis Centre.
Each of them is a generalist teacher of Religious Education, and they are now commencing upon a two year suite of CPD opportunities which will provide them with a firm grounding in the theological themes which underpin our syllabus ‘This is Our Faith.
The course has been developed by Patricia Carroll, delegate for Pastoral Resources in conjunction with the R.E Office.
This orientation morning allowed opportunities for prayer, dialogue, introduction to Course content and assessment and was warmly received by al participants.
CHAPLAINCY SUPPORT TRAINING & FORMATION PROGRAMME 2013 - 2016
30 teachers from across the Catholic High Schools of the Archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh have commenced a Chaplaincy Support Training and Formation Programme which they will undertake over the next three years. They completed the first modules of their studies last week with great success.
The programme is offered by staff from the Xavarian Institute in Coatbridge and we are most grateful to them for the depth of experience and knowledge which they shared with the participants.
These teachers will now return to their schools to begin to implement some of their learning and we look forward to having them return to work with the team again over the course of the next two years.
We feel confident that they will all become core members of the Chaplaincy teams in their High Schools and will ensure that Christ is at the centre of their very valuable work.