Students are grouped into three classes which allows for easy access of cross-age tutoring, peer support and naturally allows for various levels of learning readiness and maturity, while enabling senior students to readily demonstrate leadership skills.
Most class programs are broadly grouped into Junior, Middle and Upper, and developed through a two - three year cycle system. This ensures that students experience a learning program which is balanced and has continuity over their Primary Schooling.
In the classroom teachers have organised their curriculum around the area of study-:
- Religious Education,
- The Arts,
- Studies of Society and The Environment,
- Science and Technology,
- Physical Education and,
- Personal Development.
Specialists classes offered to implement Ausvels
The groupings for this are:
L.O.T.E. (Language Other Then English -- Italian) is taught by a specialist teacher for one hour per class per week.
Each class is for one hour per week, with each level. This provision allows for release from teaching duties for classroom teachers.
P.E. is for one hour per week
History is for 45 minutes
There is a specialist Art Program.
Each class is one hour per week with each level. This provision allows for release from teaching duties for classroom teachers.
THE MAJOR AREAS OF STUDY ARE:
Sacraments Peace and Discipleship Doctrine
Scripture Prayer and Liturgy Social Justice
Reading Speaking and Listening Writing
Library /Information Skills
STUDIES OF SOCIETY AND ENVIRONMENT
Time, continuity and change Natural and social systems
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Natural and Processed Materials The Physical World Earth and Beyond
Life and Living Information Systems
HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Physical Education Safety Health
Dance/Drama Art and Craft Music
LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH (Italian)