To Know Worship and Love

The major classroom resource recommended for use with Christ our Light and Life (COLAL) is To Know Worship and Love (KWL).  These texts are bright and colourful and formed the basis of the COLAL curriculum.  All Parishes have access to these books, however further books can be purchased through the To Know Worship and Love website.

KWL Books


Year 1

Year 2


Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

KWL Big Books

As well as the children’s books, there are Big Books designed for use in the K-2 classes for storytelling and discussion.


Big Books can be borrowed from the CCD Coordinator or their nearest Catholic School Library.

Copies can also be purchased from the website.

KWL Print and Digital Publications



Christ our Light and Life Booklets for Multi Age Groups

K-2 Combined Class 

Yr 3-6 Combined Class

K-6 Combined Classes

Activity Books Based on Yr 2 Lessons:

Note that the Yr 1 and Yr 2 children use the usual Yr 2 Childrens Book.

Activity Books Based on Yr 3 Lessons

Note that the Yr 3 and Yr 4 children use the usual Yr 3 Childrens Book.

Activity Books Based on Yr 4 Lessons

Note that the Yr 3 and Yr 4 children use the usual Yr 4 Childrens Book.

Activities and Lesson Ideas

Term Planning Sheet

Liturgical Year







Praying the Rosary Pack

Multimedia and Websites

The following websites are approved as appropriate to support your own faith formation, or as supplementary resources for your lesson. It is important to view ALL material before using it in the classroom and observe the video ratings guide. Video rated as PG, M, M15+ or R should NOT be used with children.

Gather Proclaim Break Send – connecting faith, liturgy life
This Australian Catholic website gathers resources based on the four components of gather, proclaim, break and send. Resources are uploaded and available seasonally for registered subscribers. Although most of the resources are accessible only to paid subscribers, the e-news Free Newsletter “Parables” has great information and links to free stuff.

WingClips – movie clips that illustrate and inspire
This website collates favourite movie clips into themes and genres for use by schools, churches or other organisations. The comprehensive library of clips can be accessed through movie title, scripture, category or theme. A paid subscription site, however, Free Downloads are available. These short snippets can be used in PowerPoints to inspire and motivate or illustrate a theme.