Our teachers know their students and work with them to help them realise their potential as learners. Our focus on authentic learning and authentic assessment ensures that we challenge our students to grow in their learning and achieve their personal best.
Throughout our community of Sydney Catholic schools, we have shown high performance of our students in measures such as NAPLAN and the HSC.
The school provides an educational program based on, and taught in accordance with the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) syllabuses for Primary Education. The Key Learning Areas (KLAs) are English, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Human Society and its Environment, Creative Arts and Personal Development, Health and Physical Education. The Sydney Catholic Schools Statement on Authentic Learning outlines our beliefs about how students learn. It provides a foundation for teachers, school leaders and system leaders as they aspire to enable learning which engages and empowers students to become lifelong learners, who contribute to society, and the wider world, as active and discerning citizens.
Catering for students’ diverse learning needs is a multi-layered approach and is integrated in class programs through differentiation and flexible groupings. Groups are organised in a variety of ways including streaming, cooperative groups, stage groups and specifically targeted groups that address individual student needs. There is a stage approach to planning and teachers use innovative and contemporary teaching practices as well as utilising the expertise of specialist teachers. Provision for diverse needs of students also occurs through the Reading Recovery program, targeted gifted program, special needs and English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D). Our high proportion of EAL/D students means that a considerable length of time is devoted to providing teachers with strategies that emphasise oral and written language development.