The Religious and Values Education Programme works within six far reaching strands: Judeo-Christian Tradition, Ethics and Values, World Religions, Aboriginal Spirituality, Stillness and Silence and Philosophy.
The broad aim of the course is to engage students and stimulate thinking on a range of important ethical and philosophical issues that confront young people today. Emphasis is placed on students developing the necessary skills to critically evaluate arguments and articulate values and beliefs in a rational and well-informed way. Students study different religions and philosophies (including Aboriginal beliefs) to better understand traditions and negate inaccurate assumptions. Students are exposed to a variety of ethical understandings which relate specifically to responses to poverty, forgiveness and war. Students also explore current responses to the social issues by the Anglican Church in Australia.
By the time a student leaves Hale, it is our aim to have instilled a sense of self-worth, self-awareness and personal identity that enables him to manage his emotional, mental, spiritual and physical wellbeing. Hale boys will be active and informed citizens who appreciate social, cultural, linguistic and religious diversity and be responsible global and local citizens.
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