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THE CCD CURRICULUM
The curriculum is based on the “Blest Are We” series published by RCL Benziger/Silver Burdett Ginn Religion (approved by the Bishops’ Committee 2010). The series is structured as a spiral curriculum and consists of 9 grade levels addressed to children from ages five (5) to mid-teens. Student books have 5 units, with four chapters per unit. The four chapters of each unit are organized around the four pillars of:
Catholic Faith – WHAT CATHOLICS BELIEVE
Worship – HOW CATHOLICS WORSHIP
Life – HOW CATHOLICS LIVE
Prayer – HOW CATHOLICS PRAY
For those interested in more detailed information, a grade-level handout is available at the CCD Office or you can refer to the website: http://www.blestarewe.com/scope/
RECEPTION: for 5 – 6 year olds
Book K – focuses on how God’s Love creates the universe, creates me and people I love; God’s Love gives me Jesus.
LEVEL 1 – PRE-FIRST COMMUNION: for 6 – 7 year olds
Book 1 – focuses on God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and the Church as a community of Jesus’ followers.
LEVEL 2 – FIRST COMMUNION: for 7 – 8 year olds
Book 2 – reviews Baptism; prepares the children for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist; explains the Mass.
LEVEL 3: for 8 – 9 year olds
Book 3 – focuses on the Marks of the Church – One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic; and the Church’s mission to the world.
LEVEL 4: for 9 – 10 year olds
Book 4 – focuses on God’s Goodness, Jesus is the Son of God, the Holy Spirit, the Church, and Social Justice.
LEVEL 5: for 10 – 11 year olds
Book 5 – focuses on the seven sacraments.
LEVEL 6 – PRE-CONFIRMATION: for 11 – 12 year olds
Book 6 – focuses on our salvation history in the Old Testament – Abraham/Genesis, Moses/Exodus, the kingdom of Israel, the Prophets, etc.
LEVEL 7 – CONFIRMATION: for 12 – 13 year olds
Book 7 – focuses on our salvation history in the New Testament and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit; prepares the students for Confirmation.
LEVEL 8 – YOUTH GROUP: for 14 – 16 year olds
Book 8 – focuses on church history and our discipleship.
GUIDELINES: ENROLLMENT AND TUITION CHARGES
Criteria for acceptance:
• Children should be English-speaking.
• They must attend schools that do not offer a Catholic education program as a subject.
• They must be baptized Catholics.
• Because we are partners in your children’s spiritual formation, at least one parent should be Catholic.
Additional Requirements for those enrolling in the First Holy Communion and Confirmation levels:
• For enrollees in the First Holy Communion level, they should submit a copy of their baptismal certificate together with their Registration Form.
• For enrollees in the Confirmation level, they should submit, in addition to a copy of their baptismal certificate, a copy of their First Holy Communion certificate together with their Registration Form.
Enrollment process begins in March and ends before the start of school, subject to the availability of space. Tuition Fee for SY 2012-2013 is P6,000 (annual fee).
FOR INQUIRIES, PLS. CONTACT:
MS. LEAH AZARCON
Room 5, Parish Center
Tel/Fax # (02) 843-8834, (02) 577-7643
Mobile # (0917) 819-3542
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org