Learning and Teaching

At St Mary’s we believe that learning is a life-giving and lifelong cognitive, emotional, social and spiritual process empowering all. Through our teaching we focus on inspiring the students to become independent learners, equipping them with the skills, knowledge, understandings and dispositions necessary to be autonomous and collaborative learners in a rapidly changing world.

We value learning that is inclusive, equitable, personalised and differentiated to students’ needs whilst being engaging, relevant and authentic. We believe that strategic and effective teaching and learning experiences within a stimulating, supportive and safe environment contribute to students’ wellbeing thus enabling them to become successful learners, who lead rewarding lives as responsible, active and ethical citizens.

We believe that there is shared ownership of all student learning and that teachers need to work collaboratively with each other, parents, the wider community and the students, to ensure that all students achieve success.

The Victorian Curriculum

The Victorian Curriculum F–10 sets out what every student should learn during their first eleven years of schooling. The curriculum is the common set of knowledge and skills required by students for life-long learning, social development and active and informed citizenship.

The Victorian Curriculum F–10 incorporates the Australian Curriculum and reflects Victorian priorities and standards.