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A Secular School

We respect the beliefs of all and freedom of conscience (whether a person practises a religion or not). 

We ‘study’ different religions as an aspect of cultural heritage. We cannot study the history of civilisation without talking about religion, nor can we discover literature or European artistic heritage without knowing a little about religion. 

Throughout the school year we study the festivals of different countries (Christmas, Chinese New Year, Easter, Thanksgiving etc) as an initiation to the cultural differences in our world. The goal of our Ethics and Religious Culture programme is to discover religious cultures and traditions, to develop a sense of ethics and to create an awareness of moral values. From this perspective, it is possible for us to :
  • discover important stories of the most common religions
  • talk about different types of beliefs (monotheism, polytheism, atheism, agnosticism)
  • discover religious figures such as Abraham, Moses, David, Jesus, Mohammed, Siddhârta, etc.
  • learn more about values of justice, sharing, liberty and peace by studying the lives of secular or religious figures (for example Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela)
  • identify the main Christian festivals and understand what they celebrate (Christmas, Easter, Ascension, Pentecost) as well as the main Jewish, Muslim and Hindu holidays
  • study religious works of art (architecture, music, paintings) in conjugation with the themes approached