Primary School Religious Education


The Curriculum is truly Catholic in its presentation of elements of a living Tradition, appropriate for children in primary schools. It uses the best current educational practice, and integrates with the other essential learning areas of the curriculum.

Religious Education Curriculum Statement for Catholic Primary Schools


The curriculum helps children to develop an understanding about how Catholics celebrate, live and pray in ways that are relevant to the new millennium.

It was developed by teachers for teachers and seeks to enhance the collaborative relationship between the Home, the School and the Parish as they work together to educate their children in faith.

The Curriculum Structure

The curriculum has six Learning Strands for each of the eight years of primary school: - God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Church, Sacrament, Communion of Saints.

There are also three Learning Modules for each year level: - Liturgical Year, Prayer and Sacramental Celebrations, Myself and Others.


The attractive materials which make up the total package consist of:

  • The Curriculum Statement.
  • One Teacher’s book for each Learning Strand and each Learning Module for each year (a total of 72 books).
  • A Music and Prayer Resource (CD and A3 Clearfile of words) for each Learning Strand year level.
  • A Music and Prayer Resource (CD and A3 Clearfile of words) for each Learning Module year level.
  • A Picture Resource - 15 A2 size colour scenes from Scripture which is also available in digital form.
  • A Photograph Resource – 14 A2 size colour photographs illustrating the celebration of Sacraments.
  • One Family-Whanau Book – a resource to assist parents/caregivers.
  • The digital RE Resource which provides activity sheets for use with the programme and a series of digital lessons for each strand at each level.
  • Trial online digital resources for years 1-8 Advent and Christmas are available at


Enquiries about the digital/online RE Resource can be directed to NCRS.  All other parts of the curriculum and associated resources may be ordered directly from:

TCI Educational Publications
Printlink / Bluestar
33 - 34 Jackson St, Petone
New Zealand
Free phone: +64 0800 504 704 

Links below - click...

1) Here to order online.

2) Here to watch a short video on how to order online.

3) Here for instructions for ordering online.

Orders for the Australian Edition to:

Emmaus Publications
PO Box 1736
Port Macquarie
NSW 2444
Fax: +61 025 584 3499