Bible Stories

Bible for children
– stories from the Old and New Testaments. From Bible for Children

Creation story
– animation of the Christian creation story. From kids4truth

Missionaries
Catherine McAuley
– explore the highlights of Catherine’s life. From Mercy International Association

Mother Teresa
– a brief biography from Pitara Kids Network

World Religions

Religionspeace
– arranged in alphabetical order. Gives an overview, information on beliefs, history, organisation, people, rites and rituals, holy days, customs, subdivisions and texts. From BBC

Sacred texts
– 12 stories from different religions – stories from Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism. From British Library


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Advent
adventAdvent: Week 1: Hope  video

– YouTube

Advent Week 2: Peace  video
– YouTube

Advent Week 3: Joy  video
– YouTube

Advent Week 4: Love  video
– YouTube

Advent facts
– from TopMarks

Christmas

ChristmasThe Christmas Story
– listen or read the story. From Northumberland Grid for Learning

The Birth of Jesus
– the Nativity Story. From TopMarks

Lent

Season of Lent
– an explanation of the Church’s lenten tradition. From Catholic Education, Melbourne

Stations of the Cross for children
–  from Loyola Press

Easter

Easter
– Easter story. From BBC UK

The Easter story
– an illustrated story of the arrest, trial and crucifixion of Jesus Christ. From Topmarks Education

Symbols of Easter
– Understanding the Church’s Easter tradition. From RESource Melbourne

Easter customs
– Easter traditions and customs, Easter customs around the world and the Easter story. From James Cooper

Easter egg-tivities
– games and activities. From Jerry Jindrich

 


Saints

Famous Saints
– list of saints with information and pictures. From BIO

Mary MacKillop
– includes Mary’s Story: Beginnings, Growth, Challenge, Influences, Legacy, Timeline, Pilgrimage, Prayer space, Canonisation, Gallery. From Sisters of St Joseph

Saints profile
– list of saints by name and season. From Domestic Church Communications

Volunteer Organisations

Australian Red Cross
– works with most vulnerable people in Australia and internationally

Caritas Australia
– Catholic agency for aid and development

Camp Quality
– Australian organisation helping children and families with cancer

Mercy in Action
– faith-based non-profit organisation helping poor people around the world

Salvation Army
– faith-based organisation helping people to find freedom

St Vincent de Paul Society
– Catholic charity offering help to people in need

World Vision Australia
– Christian world-wide community development organisation


Ecological Conversion

Local

Australian Sustainable School Initiative – South Australia (AuSSI-SA)
sustainability– focus on sustainability (an Australian Curriculum ‘Cross-curriculum priority’), supporting student and community learning to create more sustainable lifestyles

Marine Discovery Centre, Henley Beach
– aim is to encourage an appreciation and understanding of Marine life with a view to promoting conservation and sustainable use

Trees for Life
– provide education and opportunities to do something practical to improve their local natural environment

Ecological Conversion

National

Catholic Earthcare Australia
– mission is to help promote understanding among people that Creation is sacred and endangered and must be protected and sustained for present and future generations yet unborn

Educating for a sustainable future
– a National Environmental Education Statement for Australian Schools

Sustainability Curriculum Framework: A guide for curriculum developers and policy makers
– the document provides information and guidance to curriculum developers and policy makers on how education for sustainability may be effectively incorporated into curriculum

Global

Education for sustainable development
– from UNESCO

Jane Goodall’s Roots and shoots
– provides young people with the knowledge, tools and hopeful inspiration to improve the environment and the quality of life for people and animals


Teacher Resources

Catholic Resource and Information Service (CRIS)
– collection of resources to support the RE curriculum as well as Indigenous Education, Asian Studies and Graduate Certificate collections.

Daily prayer online
– daily prayers suitable for primary and secondary students. From Jesuit Communications

Digital prayer
– bank of resources for integrating prayer using digital technologies. Created by Joanne Villis and Jacinta Astachnowicz

Teacher Resources

Made in the Image of God resources
– from Catholic Education South Australia

Social Justice resources
– from Brisbane Catholic Education

Together at one altar – F-12
– resource for school aged children in years F-12 in Australia to develop their formation in the Eucharist and assist their full, active and conscious participation in the Eucharist. From National Catholic Education Commission