St Ambrose’s shares and promotes the Vision
for Religious Education articulated by Brisbane Catholic Education and the
wider church. This vision encompasses students’ religious literacy and their
Our mission is to develop students as
life-long learners through a balanced curriculum enriched by Gospel values,
whilst empowering them to make a positive contribution to the community.
In developing Religious Literacy and
Personal Faith, St Ambrose’s encourages our students to have a Religious voice
in the world. It includes critically and authentically participating in
contemporary situations. It focuses on how the students talk, act, create,
worship, reflect and participate in different contexts. Jesus Christ is at the
centre of this vision and through engagement of these two dimensions, students
are challenged to be witnesses to the mission of Jesus Christ in the world
The Religious Life of the school provides a
lens through which our school community as St Ambrose’s can develop.
We have developed a three year cycle that provides us with a scaffold to re-contextualise the
four interrelated components of the Religious Life of our School over a period
of three years.
This Cycle brings together our Habits of the
Heart, our School Vision and Mission and the Making Jesus Real approach in a
purposeful and systematic school wide focus. It provides and presents the
community with ways of enriching regular celebrations and events through the
cycle of themes, informing the direction of our Professional Development and
enhancing the teaching and learning of Religious Education.
themes are: Remember the Story, The Spirit Within and Take Action Reach out.
Our Mission as St Ambrose’s is to encourage students to practice compassion, wisdom and justice through
a balanced curriculum enriched by the Gospel values.
At St Ambrose’s we ensure that Religious
Education is taught with the same academic rigour and rich teaching experiences
as all other learning areas. We provide adequate funds for resources in our
annual budgeting and strategic planning. We seek to live out our mission by
striving for excellence in learning and teaching, empowering and educating our
students to live out their lives with integrity, modelled on Christian values,
especially in an ever-changing contemporary society. All educational programs
developed are based on the model of pedagogy, which has been adopted and
implemented through a BCE system initiative.
St Ambrose's Three-Year Cycle
St Ambrose's Habits of the Heart