THIS IS OUR FAITH is a significant new document which now governs the teaching of religious education in Scotland’s Catholic schools. This is the first religious education syllabus to be originated wholly in Scotland and designed to meet the needs of young people in Scotland. The Holy See’s granting of the Decree of Recognitio to this syllabus is a rare and momentous achievement and pays testimony to the great efforts of so many people who have contributed to its development.
THIS IS OUR FAITH is a very substantial document. Printed in full colour, it consists of 312 A4 pages and is organised in 5 sections, dealing with the nature of the Catholic school, the purpose of religious education and the role of the teacher. It goes on to describe the 8 Strands of Faith which are the basis of the new syllabus and are featured in the logo (see insert). The bulk of the document provides the ‘core learning’ in faith which young people are expected to experience from Primary 1 through to Secondary Year 3. (A Senior phase syllabus is also in development.)
Copies of This Is Our Faith are now available for purchase from SCES at the cost of £20.00 (+p/p). SCES RESOURCES subscribers can obtain a 50% discount on these prices. A School Order Form is attached below. Others interested in ordering copies should contact SCES by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone: 0141 556 4727. Details of how to order via PayPal can be found here.