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Christian Religious Education for schools

Curriculum for 2016

Click here for the 2016 CRE Order form (PDF)  or 2016 CRE Catalogue (PDF)

Please phone 0800 755 355 or email sales@epworthbooks.org.nz if would like us to post you catalogues or order forms.

Student Books for 2016 are $4.30.

Teacher Book sets for 2016 are $25.00.

Part 1 Trek, Search and Quest Blue series books are in stock

Part 1 Launch Purple Books are due to arrive around 12 Feb 2016. We will send out back-orders as soon as we can after that.

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See the CRE Extras page (on left) for details of Music CDs, CD-ROMs, Books and stickers available to order.

About the Curriculum

The CRE curriculum is biblically faithful, educationally sound, student focused, theologically clear and contextually appropriate.

Created by practicing classroom teachers across Australia and New Zealand, Christian religious education materials are designed for use with both single and multi-aged groupings in the school setting.

Student Workbooks are essential for every student.

KEY DATES AND TIMING
 

20 January 2016

2016 Part 1 orders due
 

1 May 2016

Deadline for Part 1 returns
 

1 June 2016

2016 Part 2 orders due
 

1 September 2016

Deadline for Part 2 returns
 

ORDERS

• You can order Part 1 & Part 2 materials at the same time, or order for the second part of the year when requirements are known.

• Please quote your client code on the Order Form, if known. New customers will receive their Client Code with their first invoice.

• Send initial orders by 20th January 2016 to guarantee delivery of Part 1 material for the start of the school year.

• Additional orders may be phoned in at anytime, quoting your Client Code.

• Part 2 orders may be changed or initiated before 1st June 2016.

• Confirmation regarding the status of Part 2 orders will be communicated prior to 1st June 2016.

DELIVERY OF ORDERS

• Part 1 orders received by 20th January 2016 will be despatched by the beginning of Term 1. Orders received after 20th January 2016 will be processed in the order they are received.

• Part 2 orders received before 1st June 2016 will be despatched for the beginning of Term 3. Orders received after the 1st June

2016 will be processed in the order they are received.

• You can usually expect despatch of your orders within 2 working days of receipt. At peak times in Jan-Feb and Jun-Jul please allow a minimum of 10 working days after receipt of your order for the delivery of goods.

• If there is a problem with your order, notify Epworth Books immediately.

PAYMENT

• Do not send a cheque with the Order Form. An invoice, including postage and handling charges will be dispatched with your order.

• Payment should be made no later than the 20th of the month following the invoice date.

• Payment may be made by Visa, or MasterCard (please advise all card details on the order form), internet banking or cheque.

RETURNS

• Only Student Books purchased in the current 2016 series can be returned for credit.

• Please return excess unused Student Books as soon as possible.

• Student Books in saleable ‘as new’ condition will be credited to your account, if received by the deadline.

• You pay the postage costs for orders and returns of unused Student Books.

• Credit is not given for Teacher Books, out of cycle material, CDs, CD-ROMs, stickers, cards, posters or other gift items.

• Please quote your Client Code for all transactions and account enquiries.

Send returns to:

Epworth Books Ltd

PO Box 17255, Karori, Wellington, 6147

or 338 Karori Road, Karori, Wellington 6012

Phone, Email, Fax or Post your Order

Free Phone: 0800 755 355

Phone: (04) 476 3330

Fax: (04) 476 3320

Email: sales@epworthbooks.org.nz

Post:

Epworth Books Ltd
PO Box 17255
Karori
Wellington 6147

 

Contents of Books at each age level for 2016

LAUNCH Purple (Ages 4–6) 

• There is a God

• God loves me

• I am special to God

• God made everything

 

Click here for Scope and Sequence Summary Launch Purple  Part 1   PDF 57kb

 

Click here for Scope and Sequence Summary Launch Purple  Part 2   PDF 441kb

 

    TREK Blue  (Ages 6–8)

• Who is Jesus and what is He like?
• How can people talk to God?
• How does God want people to live as a member of the communities of family and school
• What does faith look like in practice?
• What happened at Easter?
• What happened at Christmas?
• God made everything

 

Click here for Scope and Sequence Summary for Trek Blue Part 1

 SEARCH Blue (Ages 8–10)

 

Free CD-ROM of additional teaching ideas with every copy of Search or Quest Blue Teacher Book ordered.

• Qualities God wants to see in people

• Being part of a group and the choices that need to be made as part of a group

• How does God want people to live? treating others as we want to be treated

• What is the Bible and why is it important?

• What does Easter tell us about Jesus?

• What part might I play in God’s world?

• Change and me

• What is the good news of Christmas

 

Click here for Scope and Sequence Summary for Search Blue Part 1

 QUEST Blue (Ages 10–12)

 

 Free CD-ROM of additional teaching ideas with every copy of Search or Quest Blue Teacher Book ordered.

• Who am I?

• Who is Jesus?

• God’s ideas of living in community

• Is the Bible real and reliable?

• How do I fit in with God’s plan for the world?

• Why is Easter important?

• Why is Christmas important?

 

Click here for Scope and Sequence Summary for Quest Blue Part 1

epiQ Lime (Ages 10–12)

(MATERIAL FOR THE FULL YEAR)

 

epiQ is a new curriculum suitable for students aged 10-12 years. It is inquiry based, inviting the students to explore the issues that matter to them and to explore biblical passages relevant to those explorations.

 

It is ideal for those who are experienced CRE/RI teachers and are confident with both using a computer and working with students who are active participants in their learning.

 

• Friendship

• Making a difference (includes Easter)

• Dealing with difference

• Me, Myself and I

• Facing global challenges

• Christian hope

• Messaging (includes Christmas)

 

The student resource comprises a printed journal along with digital options, while the teacher book is a PDF which will be emailed to you by Epworth Books when your order is processed. You will be posted a free student book with every Teacher Book order.

 

After you have purchased a Teacher Book pack and additional Student Journals, you will be emailed instructions for accessing extra epiQ Teacher resources from the ACCESS ministries website. You will need to logon to their website (as you do now for BLMs.)

 

You may purchase epiQ or choose to continue with Quest.

 

Sample Lessons Blue Series Part 1

Here are sample lessons from the Student books at each level and their corresponding Teacher book instructions.

Launch Purple Part 1 Student book sample lesson  718kb

Launch Purple Part 1 Teacher book sample lesson  481kb

Trek Blue Part 1 Student book sample lesson  625kb

Trek Blue Part 1 Teacher book sample lesson  414kb

Search Blue Part 1 Student book sample lesson   1.1mb

Search Blue Part 1 Teacher book sample lesson  255kb

Quest Blue Part 1 Student book sample lesson   569kb

Quest Blue Part 1 Teacher book sample lesson  376kb

 

Phone, email, fax or post your order.

Mail: Epworth Books Ltd, PO Box 17255, Karori, Wellington 6147

Free Phone: 0800 755 355

Wellington customers Phone: (04) 476 3330

Fax: (04) 476 3320

Email: sales@epworthbooks.org.nz

Addresses for returns:

Epworth Books Ltd, 338 Karori Road, Karori, Wellington 6012 or
Epworth Books Ltd, PO Box 17255, Karori, Wellington 6147

Christian Religious Education Materials - 3 year outline

Ages

2014

2015

2016

4–6

Launch
Purple

Launch
Red

Launch
Purple

6–8

Trek Green

Trek
Yellow

Trek Blue

8–10

Search Green

Search
Yellow

Search Blue

10–12

Quest Green

Quest
Yellow

Quest Blue

10–12

 

epiQ
Yellow

epiQ Lime

About the Churches Education Commission

 

PO Box 17178
Greenlane
Auckland 1546

Phone: (09) 526 0052

Email: office@cec.org.nz

www.cec.org.nz

The Churches Education Commission (CEC) is the official agency established and maintained by the churches in New Zealand to oversee Christian religious education. CEC has endorsed the CRE curriculum (Religion in Life) as an appropriate Christian religious education resource for use in NZ state schools for Terms 1 and 2 of 2016.

CEC can help you with:

• Further Information about CRE curriculum

• Additional resources for specific needs

• Contacting CEC Advisors in your region

• Training and accreditation

• Information about the current legal position for Religious Education.

Contents of Books at each age level for other cycles

 

Trek (Ages 6-8) - Green Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part 1

•   Parables for living

•   Lessons for life from the life of David

•   Why did Jesus come?

•   Working together - to get the job done

•   Easter - the promised King

Click here for a PDF of the Trek Green series Part 1 Scope and Sequence (426kb)

 

Part 2

•   Families - joys and challenges

•   A wonderful world- that needs my care

•  Talking to God

•  I can choose - to trust and obey

•  Christmas- good news for everyone

Click here for a PDF of the Trek Green series Part 2 Scope and Sequence (52kb)

 

 

Search - Green series (Ages 8-10)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part 1

     Who is Jesus

     Easter- through Peter’s eyes

     The belief that children matter to God

     The Bible-A fantastic book!

     Persistence-Old Testament examples

Click here for a PDF of the Search Green series Part 1 Scope and Sequence (33kb)

 

Part 2

     Ways in which they can make a difference

     the question: Who is God?

     The person of Jesus

     Community living –God’s way

     Christmas

Click here for a PDF of the Search Green series Part 2 Scope and Sequence (32kb)

 

 

 

Quest - Green series (Ages 10-12)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part 1

•   Why is Jesus important?

•   What happened at Easter?

•   Standing up for what you believe

•   Values in action- as seen through the eyes of some Bible characters

•   Being trustworthy

 

Click here for a PDF of the Quest Green series Part 1 Scope and Sequence (33kb)

 

 

Part 2

•   Shining like a light

•   What is God like?

•   Jesus-worth getting to know

•   Community living- God’s way

•   Why celebrate Christmas?

 

Click here for a PDF of the Quest Green series Part 2 Scope and Sequence (34kb)

 

 

LAUNCH (Ages 4–6) 

 

 

 

 

Launch 1 – Red 

Launch 1 Red introduces children to some of the basic beliefs of Christianity:

·         There is a God who is able to be known

·         He loves me

·         I am special to God

·         I can talk to God

·         God made everything

·     Launch 2 – Red

 Launch 2 Red introduces children to some of the basic beliefs of Christianity:

·         Friends matter

·         Children are special to God

·         We can talk to God

·         God loves us

·         Christmas is about the birth of Jesus

Click here for Scope and Sequence summary for Launch Red Part 2  1.7mb

   TREK (Ages 6–8)

 

 

 

 

Trek 1 – Yellow

 The Trek 1 Yellow series helps students to understand that:

·         Jesus is special and treats others as special

·         Easter is a celebration of what God has done for us

·         Each of us can help our communities be strong

·         God can be trusted

·         The way we live is important to God

Click here for Scope and Sequence Summary for Trek Yellow Part 1 437kb

 Trek 2 – Yellow

 The Trek 2 Yellow series helps students to explore:

·         Some of the teachings of Jesus

·         The character and lessons of Solomon

·         Good questions to ask

·         The concept of ‘church’

·         Some of the symbols of Christmas

SEARCH (Ages 8–10)

 

 

 

 

Search 1 – Yellow

 The Search 1 Yellow series helps students consider:

·         What we can learn from some of the stories about Jesus

·         That Easter was part of a bigger plan

·         The growth of the early church

·         Old Testament examples of faith

Click here for Scope and Sequence Summary for Search Yellow Part 1 449kb

 Search 2 – Yellow

 The Search 2 Yellow series helps students to explore:

·         Some more stories of Jesus

·         What living God’s way looks like

·         God and our role in the natural world

·         God’s promise as expressed at Christmas

QUEST (Ages 10–12)

 

 

 

 

Quest 1 – Yellow

 The Quest 1 Yellow series helps students to investigate:

·         The character of Jesus

·         The significance of Easter

·         The growth of the early church

·         Life values

·         Old Testament role models 

Click here for Scope and Sequence Summary for Quest Yellow Part 1 456kb

Quest 2 – Yellow

 The Quest 2 Yellow series helps students to investigate:

·         What people learned from their interactions with Jesus

·         Values for living

·         What the natural world can teach us about God

·         The relevance of the good news to all people

 

epiQ (Ages 10–12)

epiQ is a new curriculum suitable for students aged 10-12 years.

It is inquiry based, inviting the students to explore the issues that matter to them and to explore biblical passages relevant to those explorations.

It is ideal for those who are experienced CRE/RI teachers and are confident with both using a computer and working with students who are active participants in their learning.

The student resource comprises a printed journal along with digital options, while the teacher book is a PDF which will be emailed to you by Epworth Books when your order is processed. You will be posted a free student book with every Teacher Book order. 

After you have purchased a Teacher Book pack and additional Student books, you will be emailed instructions for accessing extra epiQ Teacher resources from the Access Ministries website. You will need to logon to their website (as you do now for BLMs.) 

You may purchase epiQ or choose to continue with Quest

 

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