Religious Education Hub

Student Diversity

The Religious Education curriculum, Good News for Living, endeavours to deliver high-quality Religious Education for all students in Tasmanian Catholic schools. In line with the Australian Curriculum it promotes excellence and equity in education.

Teachers of Religious Education with reference to Good News for Living are challenged to develop teaching and learning experiences that build on students’ interests, strengths, goals and learning needs, and to address the cognitive, affective, physical, social and aesthetic needs of all students. Teachers need to ensure that all students are able to access and participate in the Religious Education curriculum.

Educators in Catholic schools work with students having a range of diverse needs and abilities. Catholic educators see each student as a sacred creation—“made in the image of God” (Genesis 1:27). Each student requires educational adjustments specific to his or her needs. The Australian Curriculum provides specific advice with regard to meeting the learning needs of students with disability, gifted and talented students, and students for whom English is an additional language.

For further information on student diversity visit the Australian Curriculum website: .