Balcombe Grammar is a Christian school. Religious education, ethics, pastoral care, spiritual formation and service are, therefore, an important part of the life of the school. All students from Foundation to Year 10 have religious education at least once a week. In Year 11 and 12 students can choose to do further VCE studies in religion.
Religious education at Balcombe Grammar school is taught, like all other subject at Balcombe, in an academically sound, engaging and relevant way. Students learn about the Bible, the Christian faith and tradition and about core Christian values such as love, compassion, forgiveness, honesty and charity. Students do projects, for example, on social justice, charity, sacraments, prayer, relationships, heroes of faith and the diversity of religions in Australia.
It is important for our students to understand the diversity of Australian society, including the multi-cultural and multi-religious fabric of our society. Part of religious education, particularly in upper secondary school, is therefore concerned with the teaching of the major world religions and the spirituality of indigenous people of Australia.