Faith Formation and Expanding Perspectives

For all students at Iona, the content studied in Religious Education enriches their understanding of both the Catholic Church and issues in contemporary society. It expands their perspectives on moral and ethical decision-making and supports their broader personal development.

Religious Education is taught as an academic subject and promotes skills such as source analysis and argumentative essay-writing, as well as embracing opportunities to use technology in the classroom. A significant proportion of the College's ATAR students elect to study Religion at this level and the majority of these students end up with this subject as one of their top four, thereby contributing very positively to their final ATAR score.

Annual Reflection Days for each year group emphasise a different aspect of student learning and development and support the ongoing class programs. These reflection days use external professional presenters to enhance a student's insight into who they are and who they want to be. The focus of the different days motivates students to consider their own gifts and talents, the choices they make and their faith formation.

Each student's spiritual growth is further nurtured through prayer, reflection and the guided study of scripture, as well as the many liturgical events throughout the year. We have a robust community of altar servers and Extraordinary Ministers trained by the College, who ably contribute to our many Masses.