Religious Education Program
Religious education crosses all seven of the learning areas described in the Kindergarten Program Statement
. In God’s Image, the Kindergarten religion program, consists of 8 modules containing 33 themes that can be sequenced by the teacher to best respond to the particular needs and interests of each class.
The Me module celebrates the child through such topics as feelings, senses, capabilities, needs and family. The Earth Times module celebrates the wonder of Earth through activities related to the seasons. The Communitymodule celebrates caring through discussion, making friends and helping. The Changes module invites children to experience support and comfort at such times as the birth of a sibling or moving to a new house. The Plants and Animals modules celebrate creation through activities with trees, flowers, bugs, pets and other animals. The Special Days module suggests activities for celebrating such events as birthdays, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. The Church Times module is a sequential set of lessons that invite children to celebrate the Christian story as it unfolds through Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter. In God’s Image uses the existing special moments and experiences of young children and affirms their religious importance. Throughout the day, your child will be encouraged to see traces of God in all of their experiences.