Curriculum

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.

Religious Education

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 
story.

English

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
 their texts.

Mathematics

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 
and division. 

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 
their world.

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 
and participating.

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.









Creative Arts
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
 Years 7-12.

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.

Extra Programs
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