Our Curriculum

What, Why and How

We believe that children learn by doing and classrooms should be full of investigation and challenge, with students encouraged to be actively involved and responsible for their learning. We seek to provide an education that caters for the needs of the whole child – nurturing, not only their academic qualities, but also their physical, social, emotional and spiritual development as well.

Curriculum is an integral part of the school and has both formal and informal aspects. In fact, it includes everything that the student experiences in the school - the development of academic abilities and sporting, social and personal skills. Our school's curriculum is based on both the state and national curricula.

Curriculum Vision

Star of the Sea is a Catholic community which seeks to give witness to the gospel. Our school will endeavour to provide students with a safe, supportive and caring Christian environment, enabling all learners to reach their full potential. We offer a relevant and holistic curriculum of quality teaching and learning.

Curriculum Overview

Our school’s curriculum is based on both State and National Curriculum and our teachers have an excellent understanding of how to implement its content in effective and engaging ways. Our curriculum is organised to:

  • Be integrated, where possible.
  • Be a collaborative process.
  • Be a life-long and life-wide process for staff and students - empowering growth in all areas of development – spiritual, academic, physical, social, and emotional.
  • Involve real-world, hands-on learning tasks, where possible.
  • Differentiate to meet learners’ needs through a range of specialists programs as well as classroom adaptations.
  • Ensure assessment is informed and has consistent judgment and used to improve future learning.
  • Engage and challenge students to become resilient, independent learners.

Our whole school curriculum framework seeks to provide consistency across the school in our beliefs, content and approaches.

Additionally, we have the following specialist teachers who support our curriculum implementation in Physical Education (PE) and Technology.

Star of the Sea

Catholic Primary School

Phone: 07 4972 1305

181 Goondoon St Gladstone Qld 4680

Email: sosg@rok.catholic.edu.au

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