"The special character of the Catholic school and the underlying reason for its existence, the reason why Catholic parents should prefer it, is precisely the quality of the religious instruction integrated into the overall education of the students” (The Religious Dimension of Education in the Catholic School, # 66) This catechesis should be spiritual, liturgical, moral, sacramental and apostolic (The Religious Dimension of Education in the Catholic School, #69), so that the student may experience the transforming power of the Gospel in an integral way.

The Religion Studies Department strives to build the faith and knowledge of our students by passing on the Catholic Church’s teachings, providing students with religious and moral reference points to help them critically examine their surrounding culture and build a society enlightened by the values of the Gospel.

Common teaching strategies include scripture sharing, prayer, story-telling, faith sharing, discussion, liturgy preparation, art, theological instruction, role playing, and debate. The school follows the Christian Education Curriculum as determined by the Catholic Independent Schools of Vancouver Archdiocese that can be found at: http://www.cisva.bc.ca.