Curriculum

Our School Curriculum promotes a stimulating, enriched learning environment where each child is challenged to experience success. We recognise that children learn at different rates and in different ways. Therefore we provide learning experiences that are child-centred, relevant and meaningful.

Key Learning Areas

All curriculum subjects are taught in accordance with the current NSW Board of Studies syllabuses and the Religious Education curriculum of the Archdiocese of Sydney.

The four stages are:

  • Early Stage 1 (Kindergarten)
  • Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)
  • Stage 2 (Year 3 and 4)
  • Stage 3 (Years 5 and 6)

Religious Education

This Key Learning Area is central to the life of the school and at the heart of Catholic education at our school. It includes a range of topics concerned with Faith, Relationship with Self and Others, Mission and Justice, The Church’s Liturgical Calender, Sacraments, The World, Creation and Prayer.

English

This subject involves developing the skills needed to read widely with understanding and enjoyment, to spell accurately, to write grammatically in a variety of forms; to understand the function of language; to listen and communicate effectively in a variety of situations; and to critically assess literature.

Mathematics

Mathematics involves learning the strands of number, space and geometry, measurement, working mathematically, patterning and algebra and data; developing calculating, reasoning, predicting and verifying skills; and gaining a foundation for the future study of Mathematics.

Science and Technology

This involves learning skills of inquiry, investigation, designing and problem solving; and gaining knowledge and understanding about the natural and modified environments and people’s interaction of technology and society.

Human Society and Its Environment

HSIE involves developing investigation, communication and social skills; gaining knowledge and understanding about the history of Australia, its geography, social institutions and place in the world; developing a commitment to maintaining or improving the environment; exploring, comparing and appreciating religious and moral beliefs and values; and learning about other cultures and languages.

Creative and Practical Arts

This subject involves developing technical competence and the skills of designing and performing; and learning appreciation and self-expression in the visual and practical arts, which include music, drama, dance and visual arts.

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

This involves learning to develop an active, healthy lifestyle; developing skills in interpersonal relationships and positive values and beliefs; and participating in regular physical activity (the Personal Development and Christian Values area is also addressed in Religious Education).

Computer Literacy

Technology is readily available throughout the school, with classes having access to computers, laptops, iPads, iPods and interactive whiteboards.

Each student is given access to the Internet through the school system, which can also be accessed at home with the same username and password.

Information technology is integrated across all key learning areas. Computer education is considered an important aspect of students’ education, with emphasis on the area of problem solving in becoming life-long learners.

Excursions

School excursions are a valuable component of the children’s school life. All children are expected to attend them. They are used to extend children’s language experiences and to promote and develop children’s social skills. Excursions may introduce or conclude a class theme, thus giving children insight into what they are to learn, or the opportunity to use what they have learnt.

Extra-Curricular Programs

  • Eastern Region Inter-school Sport and Debating
  • Eastern Region Performing Arts Festival
  • School Choir
  • Tennis Coaching (after school hours: professional coach. Enquire at the School Office)
  • Mobile Music Express Van: for keyboard and guitar lessons (after school hours. Enquire at the School Office).