Learning & Teaching

Our Learning and Teaching practices reflect the values and attitudes of the Catholic School, as it nurtures the intrinsic worth of each individual and assists each student to develop their full human potential. It acknowledges the variety of ways in which students learn and prepares them for future education, training and work environments.

Contemporary Learning and Teaching is fundamental to our student’s education. In accord with the person of Jesus Christ, the model for all teachers, our School Community is a harmonious, peaceful learning and teaching environment, where students are given every opportunity to develop to their full potential and to flourish in today’s society. 

Our Learning and Teaching practices:

Foster an appreciation of the principles and values of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and engage in, and promote, quality personal relationships.

Promote a sense of community and belonging among students, whilst being sensitive to differences in gender, race, language, culture or socio-economic circumstances.

Respond to individual learning styles and pace of learning by using a wide repertoire of teaching strategies and ensuring continuous and stimulating learning experiences for all students.

Support and encourage students to develop skills of co-operation and team work.

Encourage students to set learning goals, plan activities and be involved in solving problems, making decisions, and analysing, evaluating and taking action

Seek to complement the formal curriculum with opportunities for creative learning in the wider community.

Are dynamic, relevant, and provide imaginative scope and intellectual rigour.

Allow for teacher reflection on the purpose and the value of what is taught and how it is taught.

Incorporate contemporary technology to effectively enhance learning and teaching approaches

Encourage peer learning and family involvement.

Encourage students to reflect on the learning process and incorporate self-assessment and self-evaluation as part of the learning process.

Provide frequent opportunities for parents to be fully informed and to be actively participating in school life.

Our learning environments:

Are respectful and inclusive of gender, class, race and ethnicity by including and validating the views and experiences of those outside any socially dominant view point and promoting socially justice outcomes for all students.

Promote adaptive, flexible and creative student responses to their learning.

Enhance learning through formal links with community agencies and secondary school providers of education.