We believe that St. Brendan's School in conjunction with families and our wider community, will nurture the development of each individual child in an atmosphere of trust, hope and assurance.
Differentiating our Curriculum
We aim to provide opportunities for success for each child and to build on all aspects of positive learning. There is a particular emphasis on literacy and numeracy, as well as introducing key concepts in other learning areas, that will help each student develop and reach their full potential, and to sense they are part of a community of learners. We aim to build on what children already know and develop skills necessary for a life-long learning.
Each child is unique and is different in development, maturation, personality and ability. We recognise children's differences and strive to develop in them a love of learning, positive self-esteem and the social skills essential to effective and rewarding participation in a community. Every child learns in a different way. Our curriculum is differentiated within the classroom to cater for all the abilities and cultural diversity of all students. Our curriculum is inclusive of all students with special needs, providing support as well as extending and enriching gifted and nurturing talents.
Our comprehensive curriculum at incorporates the common set of knowledge and skills required by students for life-long learning, social development and active and informed citizenship.
Our teachers implement the new Victorian Curriculum and teachers refer to the revised curriculum planning resource and guidelines to develop our whole school teaching and learning programs, including assessment and reporting of student achievement and progress. Much thought goes into providing a comprehensive, interesting, challenging and dynamic curriculum. Underpinning this is a concern for acceptance, tolerance and respect for others, as well as personal qualities, such as, developing confidence, perseverance and initiative. Our school curriculum provides learning opportunities and experiences, ensuring the students achieve their maximum potential.
The Victorian Curriculum F-10 sets out what every student should learn during their 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.
Twenty First Century Learning
In a time of rapidly changing knowledge requiring new skills, our curriculum design continues to evolve, as we endeavour to equip students for the challenging world of the twenty-first century, ensuring that students develop as people who take increasing responsibility for their own physical well being, their own learning, their own relationships with others and their role in our Catholic school, local, national and global community.
Professional Learning Communities
St. Brendan’s Primary school operates using a Professional Learning Community model to support our student learning.