The School's secular curriculum is set by the NSW Board of Studies. This course of study includes English, Mathematics, Human Society and its Environment, Science & Technology, Creative Arts and Personal Development Health & Physical Education. The Religious Education Program is set by the Archdiocese of Sydney.
Within the total curriculum is the formal Religious
Education Curriculum. In the Archdiocese of Sydney,
this is called 'Celebrating Our Journey' supported by
the texts 'To Know Worship and Love'. It focuses on the children's growth in religious knowledge, skills, values
and attitudes over the years of primary schooling.
The teachers' Religious Education programs are based
on this curriculum document. Central to it are the
children's own lived experiences, scripture, the doctrines
and traditions of the church, and celebration through
prayer, the Eucharist, and other forms of worship.
The Religious Education curriculum itself is divided into
seven sections, one for each year of Primary schooling.
Every year has a major theme and includes 8 basic units
which provide a framework for classroom work.
Sacramental Programs are Parish/Family based and
are implemented under the guidance and direction of
the Parish Priest. The newly launched K-2 program
has a strong influence of hearing God's word through
English is the most critical academic key learning area
in the primary school. Students develop skills in
expressive and receptive language through the strands
Writing, Reading, Talking and Listening. Through
Reading and Listening students develop receptive skills
in making sense of what they see and hear. Visual and
media literacy have a special emphasis.
Throughout Writing and Talking, students expressive
skills in conveying a message to a target audience.
The school is involved in a text type program which
assists students in structuring and correctly formatting
There have been many changes in the ways Mathematics
has been taught over the years. Many parents
remember it as 'learning to do sums' - basic
calculations involving addition, subtraction, multiplication
Mathematics still involves calculation but it also calls
for measuring, estimating, manipulating objects, putting
things into order, classifying, and interpreting results.
These are examples of mathematical skills that help
young learners to think mathematically about
Science & Technology
The study of Science and the use of Technology are fundamental to students gaining an understanding
of their world. Students through Science and
Technology, are exposed to a range of experiences
in order to explore, examine, test and construct
meaning about the world.
Human Society and Its Environment
In the primary school, Human Society and Its Environment focuses on people, cultures, societies and environments,
the development of positive attitudes and values as
well as skills in investigating, communicating
The development of attitudes and values underpins
learning and teaching in Human Society and Its Environment.
Through the exploration of issues and events within
this area, students identify, clarify, analyse and evaluate
the attitudes and values of themselves and others.
The Creative Arts K-6 Syllabus forms part of a K-12 continuum, providing foundational learning in the art forms that continue
in the subjects of Visual Arts, Music, Drama and Dance in
Students engage in learning experience in visual arts, music, drama and dance as part of their natural growth and development. Regular learning experiences that are thoughtfully planned, sequenced and related are essential for developing students' skills and knowledge and understanding.
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
This involves learning to develop an active, healthy lifestyle, developing skills in inter-personal relationships and
positive values, attitudes and beliefs, and participating in
regular physical activity.
It is expected that all children will participate in a support program offered by the school. These programs support
the K-6 Syllabus.
Swimming Lessons 1 - 3
Surf Awareness 5 - 6
Gymnastics K - 6
Athletics Carnival K - 6
Swimming Carnival 3 - 6 Elective