“These classes are designed to allow our students the space and freedom to breathe … to ask questions, to be curious, to listen carefully and respectfully to each other as we explore what it is to be human, what it is to long for meaning and what it is to find peace in a world full of both beauty and challenge.”rev craig tubman, chaplain
Christian Development classes, taught from Kindergarten to Year 12, offer a more structured forum for students to learn about Christianity, as well as to think about broader ethical principles and other major faith systems, thinking critically about their impact on identity formation and our understanding of ‘the good life’.
Christian Development classes are specifically tailored in structure and content across different age groups to reflect the cognitive level of students so as to challenge them appropriately in their skills of higher order thinking. For example, in earlier years students are introduced to the fundamentals of Christianity. As students progress into older years we consider more sophisticated themes of ethics, alternate world beliefs and social justice, encouraging students to analyse issues of faith in terms of the broader cultural zeitgeist. In the Senior College, Christian Development classes assume a more discussion-based structure, encouraging students to understand a range of ethical philosophies in a modern context.