Christian Studies is a Key Learning Area (KLA) in the curriculum structure of a Lutheran school. It is an essential part of the Christian education program which is the total life of the school. This is expressed through the culture of the school, all teaching and learning activities, the worship program, pastoral care for students and staff and behaviour management policies and practices as well as voluntary activities that address the personal spirituality of staff and students
Christian Studies belongs to the formal curricular program of the school and as such should operate within the same parameters as other KLAs (Key Learning Areas).
All students participate in Christian Studies although they may have different faith and spiritual backgrounds. This diversity has implications for the construction of programs and what can and cannot be taken for granted in levels of biblical literacy, motivation or interest. Faith responses or commitment to Christ are not a general expectation of the formal curriculum, though there are areas of the broader framework of Christian education where these can be actively nurtured and expressed.
For those students who have responded to the working of the Holy Spirit, Christian Studies also provides the opportunity for them to grow in their Christian faith and in the expression of that faith in their lives.