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Curriculum Information

In the Diocese of Wollongong, the authorised curriculum is "Christ Our Light and Life" developed by the Archdiocese of Sydney. 

For detailed information, scope and sequence and to view curriculum examples and details, follow this link:

Our Use of Curriculum

  • The delivery of our curriculum is taught with sensitivity and in an age appropriate manner
  • Our teachers are trained in the use of classroom technology such as interactive whiteboards and digital projectors.
  • Regular ongoing training which includes classroom management strategies and implementation of the curriculum occurs.
  • Review of SRE teaching which including teacher self-reflection, student feedback, classroom observation, supervisor feedback, mentor support and adherence to the authorised curriculum occurs.
  • We reporting the results of the review process which is part of our annual assurance process and includes a description of efforts to address identified issues such as further training and mentor support.
  • We approve all materials and internet resources that are identified for use by SRE teachers


In November 2007, Bishop Ingham announced that two new teaching programs would be authorised for use by catechists in 2008. Those programs were implemented by most parishes in 2008 and all parishes in 2009. The mandated programs are the CCD Religious Education Program for Kindergarten and Christ Our Light and Life from the Archdiocese of Sydney. Please note that catechists teaching Kindergarten may use either the Diocesan Kinder Program or the kinder program from Christ Our Light and Life.” These programs meet the legislative requirements of the NSW Department of Education and Training and have been specifically written for volunteer Catholic SRE teachers.

The programs described above commonly explore the significance of human life experiences then relate those to the gospel message. Through a variety of strategies, students respond to what they have learned.

The programs are designed to be most appropriate for the age of the students they have been prepared for. However it may be possible, where necessary, to use the programs with students one year younger or one year older than recommended.

Catechists teaching multi-age classes should discuss their students' needs with the appropriate CCD Regional Co-ordinator.

Workshops are available for Catechist groups on the use of the new teaching programs. Please contact your CCD Regional Co-ordinator.

The Kindergarten Program can be purchased from the Regional CCD Office at Campbelltown. See the contact page for details. The Christ Our Light and Life program may be purchased from:

Sydney Catholic Books and Resources 
1300 365 130 or 9390 5122 
or visit the Sydney CCD website:


This curriculum is subject to cyclical review every 5 years.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 November 2018 14:07

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