Religious Education, Values and Personal Skills
Religious Education Overview
|MP1 (Ages 5-7)||MP2 and MP3 (Ages 7-11)|
3. Prayer and Worship
4. Leaders and Teachers
5. Stories and Books
1. Beliefs and Questions
2. Inspirational People
3. Teachings and Authority
4. Religion and the Individual
5. Religion, Family and Community
6. Worship, Pilgrimage & Sacred Places
7. The Journey of Life and Death
8. Symbols & Religion
The following table highlights the units taught through the school:
What does it
mean to belong?
|Places of Worship||
What is faith, and
Rules and how
Why should we
What makes up a
|Leaders and Teachers||Celebrations||
What do signs
mean in religion?
Why are sacred
|Why do you judge me?||
What journeys do we
|Special Things||Holy Writings||Beliefs and questions||
in our neighbourhood?
|Inspirational People||Exploring Changes|
St. Michael’s International School is closely identified with St. Michael’s Cathedral, Kobe and therefore with the Anglican tradition of the Protestant Church. As such, RE plays an important part in the life of the school, contributing to the school’s Christian ethos. It makes a distinctive contribution to the school curriculum by developing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of religion, and the religious beliefs, practices and traditions that have an influence on individuals, communities and cultures. It enables pupils to respond to important questions related to spiritual development and the meaning and purpose of life.
RE encourages each child and young person to develop a sense of identity and belonging. It aims to promote religious understanding and respect, to promote understanding between those of faith, and to promote understanding between those who are religious and those who are not. It aims to challenge prejudice, discrimination and stereotyping. It is concerned with the promotion of each pupil’s self-worth, enabling them to reflect on their uniqueness as human beings, to share their feelings and emotions with others and to appreciate the importance of forming and maintaining positive relationships. RE seeks to enable pupils to learn about the ways different communities, including those of faith, relate to each other and to society as a whole. RE aims to enable children and young people to flourish individually within their communities and as citizens in a diverse society and global community.
In addition to our RE curriculum, we also provide a comprehensive Values Education program that focuses on:
- Tolerance and Understanding
At St. Michael’s, we also promote the following Personal Skills (The Four Cs):
- Critical Thinking
St. Michael’s International School celebrates a cycle of Christian celebrations in the school calendar that include: St. Michael’s Day Service, Founders’ Day Service, Christmas and Easter. Good Neighbour Week is an opportunity to reflect and respond to the needs of others.