The Good News of Jesus
program forms the Catholic Special Religious Instruction (CSRI) program in government schools in the Archdiocese of Melbourne. It consists of catechist sheets and student sheets, covering eight lessons per term per year. It is designed to help
catechists facilitate student learning in the government school environment.
Under the agreement between Catholic
Education Melbourne and the Victorian Department for Education and Training (DET), catechists providing CSRI in government schools in the Archdiocese of Melbourne are required to use this
program. Lessons are grouped in a two-year cycle for junior (F/Year 1/Year 2), middle (Years 3/4) and senior (Years 5/6) primary.
Prep / Year 1 / Year 2:
Year 3 / Year 4:
Year 5 / Year 6:
Catholics believe that the world is where we are called to experience God as Creator, Jesus as Saviour and the Holy Spirit as Guide. The Church engages us in reflecting on, and being open to, the revelation of God in the world, through sacrament, word and service. The Church calls catechists to be witnesses to Jesus Christ in their interactions with students and in their preparation of lessons. The Church calls them not only to assist students to grow in faith but also to continue their own faith formation.
The Good News of Jesus contributes to this reflective process by offering a variety of strategies and approaches consistent with appropriate pedagogical practice. The program assists catechists to share and pass on the story of Jesus Christ and to nurture students’ growing relationship with Christ.
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We thank the following who have contributed to the writing
of The Good News of Jesus Catechist
and Student Sheets:
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