Learning & Teaching

Learning and Teaching at St. Mary’s

Powerful Teaching and Lifelong learning


At. St. Mary’s we believe that learning is a lifelong process. Through the use of a contemporary learning approach, the students are guided through learning experiences that meet their particular stage of development and which are tailored to meet their individual learning needs. 


All students are encouraged and supported to actively participate in their learning. The Victorian Curriculum forms the basis of all programs within our school. We employ a personalised approach in teaching where the students are supported to take ownership of their learning. At St Mary's we place a strong emphasis on developing Literacy and Numeracy skills. These fundamental skills are the tools for students to access a broad, exciting and stimulating curriculum. 


By using a contemporary learning approach, we support our students to see themselves as lifelong learners. We aim to skill our children to think critically and creatively and to communicate effectively. 


School leaders and teachers decide how best to plan and deliver curriculum to ensure

that all students have opportunities to engage in meaningful learning. When planning, teachers make critical decisions focused on students.

Fundamentally important questions in the planning process.

  • What do my students already know?
  • What do they need to learn?
  • How do I teach it?
  • How will they demonstrate their learning?
  • How will I know how?
  • Where to next?


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