Learning Approach

Learning Approach

Our school’s pedagogy reflects the overarching principles and approach to learning outlined in the Sydney Catholic Schools’ Statement on Authentic Learning. By connecting to the real world of students’ lives, authentic learning enables students to become lifelong learners who contribute to society and the wider world as active and discerning citizens. Authentic learning is central to our work as Catholic educators because it promotes the continual growth and wellbeing of the whole person; spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically.

ENLIVEN Faith by: 

  • bringing the message of Jesus into our everyday interactions with others
  • participating in, prayer, formal and informal Liturgies
  • reading and reflecting on sacred Scripture
  • connecting with our parish and broader community in meaningful ways

INSPIRE Learning by:

  • fostering a collaborative learning culture, that builds student, parent and teacher capacity, to improve student outcomes
  • using and analysing a variety of student assessment data, in order to assess learning, modify teaching practice and provide timely feedback
  • providing engaging, purposeful and challenging learning experiences learning experiences, in an environment of high expectations and explicit teaching, that encourages critical and creative thinking, risk taking and problem solving and effective feedback
  • recognising individual learning needs in order to create differentiated experiences that promote the development and achievement of realistic goals

NURTURE Community by: 

  • creating a safe, supportive and respectful school community, which promotes a sense of belonging, where every face has a place and every voice is valued
  • creating facilitating and maintaining positive connections with members of the school and local community to support and enrich student learning
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