St Mary’s Primary School offers a wide-ranging curriculum covering the key learning areas: Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Science, HASS, Technology, Health and Physical Education, Languages and The Arts.
The Australian Curriculum is the source of all curriculum planning, assessment and reporting for all learning areas. Multiple opportunities are provided for each student to develop knowledge, skills and understanding as clearly outline within the Australian Curriculum through developmentally appropriate and differentiated rich learning experiences. St Mary’s provides learning from BCE Religious Education and P-10 Australian Curriculum in the following areas:
Taught each year across Prep – Year 6
The Media, Dance, Drama and Music strands of the Arts curriculum are implemented by the Arts specialist in the following order:
Term 1-Media Arts
The planning, assessment and reporting for these strands is the responsibility of the Arts specialist.
The Visual Arts strand of the Arts curriculum is implemented by the class teacher. The planning, assessment and reporting for this strand is the responsibility of the class teacher.
Health and Physical Education
The Physical Education component of the HPE curriculum is implemented by the PE specialist. The planning, assessment and reporting for this component is the responsibility of the PE specialist.
The Health component of the HPE curriculum is implemented by the class teacher. The planning, assessment and reporting for this component is the responsibility of the class teacher.
Digital Technologies and Design Technologies are taught in each band P, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6.
Technology will be planned, assessed and reported on by the Technology Specialist.
Japanese is taught in years 3-6
Students are introduced to Japanese in Year 2 students on a 3-week rotation bases
Languages will be planned, assessed and reported on by the Language Specialist.
Central to our delivery of curriculum is our beliefs about learners and learning. We believe that every learner is like all others, like some others and like no other. We therefore have high expectation of all students that they will achieve success and contribute positively to the community.
As teachers we model the Gospel of Jesus by providing interesting, relevant and engaging learning activities, modified where necessary to cater to all learners. Teachers are constantly developing and reviewing school based programmes and units of work in order to meet the needs of students and our dynamically changing society.
Our aim is that our students will develop as lifelong, reflective, self-directed learners who will be