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Curriculum

At St Patrick's, we take pride in providing a supportive environment in which each person can grow and learn. Our highly qualified and committed staff work together as a team to nurture children as they grow academically, spiritually, emotionally and socially.

Teachers work collaboratively in grades, modules and as a whole staff, to plan and implement teaching and learning programs. Literacy, numeracy and Religious Education are strongly emphasised, and teachers have developed challenging school-based integrated units to meet the many outcomes of the NSW Curricula. Teachers continue to explore ways to assess students' achievements using rubrics as an assessment tool.

All curricula taught at St Patrick’s meets the requirements of the NSW Educational Standards Authority (NESA) and the Diocese of Parramatta.

The Key Learning Areas (KLAs) studied are:

  • Religious Education (RE)
  • English (Speaking & Listening, Reading & Viewing, Writing & Representing)
  • Mathematics (Working Mathematically, Number & Algebra, Measurement & Geometry, Statistics & Probability)
  • History
  • Geography
  • Science and Technology (S&T)
  • Creative Arts (Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Drama)
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)

 Technology is integrated across all Key Learning Areas.

Learning Support

A dedicated and hard-working Learning Support team liaises closely with class teachers to identify and support children with learning needs. A highly successful learning program is implemented and the Learning Support team meets regularly to monitor children's progress. The Learning Support team provides in-class support as well as small group and individual instruction. The learning needs of all children who receive Commonwealth funding are met through individual plans, and these children are closely monitored.

Enrichment Program

Children in Years 3-6 are challenged through Enrichment programs.

Specialist teachers in Music and Physical Education, as well as an Enrichment Program, provide children with many opportunities to enrich their learning and to showcase their talents.

 
   
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