Finding The Resources You Need In Australian Catholics

Staff 26 March 2020

Australian Catholics is a valuable resource for online learning in religious education. Articles can be used to provoke reflection and discussion, and students themselves could be directed to the site for assignments. Here’s a starter guide for teachers and students using our resources for online learning.  

There are a few ways to find the articles and resources you’re looking for on our website. 

USE OUR RESOURCE FINDER

Our Resource Finder is the best place to start your search. Search articles by year level, resource type, curriculum topic and other common topics - you can even search for articles by date. You can narrow the search for just prayer and liturgy resources, or do a keyword search to explore all the resources we have related to a particular topic. 

Start your search here.

 

CHECK OUT OUR AC+ RESOURCE GUIDES

If you're looking to bring together resources for an upcoming unit, take a look at our Resource Guides to see if we've already done the work for you. We've created collections of resources on a range of common curriculum topics and themes, including the sacraments, human dignity, Holy Week and Lent, caring for creation and other social justice issues. There are even guides with session ideas to help plan your student retreats. 

Check out our resource guides here.

 

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

Is there something you'd like to ask other teachers in our network? Are you looking for help finding resources or ideas for a particular unit? Reach out and connect with our community via the Teacher Forum. You can create your own topic or join the conversation on a topic that's already there. 

Join the forum here. 

 

OTHER WAYS TO FIND RESOURCES

Plan for upcoming key dates with our Catholic Teacher Calendar. Resources for upcoming feast days and international events can be found using our Catholic Teacher Calendar. The calendar can also be added to your smartphone or desktop calendar, so you can access it from there as well.

Browse through past editions. Each edition of Australian Catholics explores a different theme. Whatever your current RE topic is, you can find a range of articles related to that theme by clicking on a relevant edition.

 

SOME OTHER USEFUL SECTIONS

Retreat and Formation Providers Directory - People and organisations who can support your school's retreat and formation programs - everything from retreat leaders, formation program facilitators to retreat venues.

Speakers Directory - Individuals and organisations who can speak compellingly on a range of topics relevant to Catholic school communities.

Catholic Teacher blog – Articles for Catholic educators, including reflections on current events.

Young Voices Award – A great activity for students from Years 5 to 9, particularly for online learning. This year’s award includes sections for print, photo and digital journalism.

Weekly prayers of the people – Topical prayers prepared for Sunday Masses, but also useful for class or staff reflection. Published each Monday for the following Sunday.

Weekly Sunday Scripture reflections and commentaries – Fr Brendan Byrne’s homily notes for Sunday Mass, as well as scripture reflections from St Bueno’s in the United Kingdom.

Click here for more ideas on using Australian Catholics with students.

 

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If you have suggestions as to how we may better serve your online learning needs – please do let us know at [email protected].