Curriculum Overview

​The overarching goal for learning at St Benedict's is to educate all to live the gospel of Jesus Christ as successful, creative and confident, active and informed learners, empowered to shape and enrich our world.​

At St Benedict's we use the Australian Curriculum to make informed decisions about what our students should be taught. Our teachers collaboratively plan teaching and learning opportunities in alignment with the curriculum in ways that best meet students' needs and interests. We fully implement all Learning Areas of the Australian Curriculum from Prep to Year 6:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Health
  • Physical Education
  • Digital Technology
  • Design and Technologies
  • The Arts (Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Arts and Media Arts)
  • Languages (Years 2 – 6: Chinese)​

Five contexts for learning are used in Prep to Year 6 to provide a balanced teaching, learning and assessment program that prioritise focused and responsive learning and teaching through investigations, play, routines and transitions, real-life experiences, and talk and interaction.

Digital skills development is an integral part of teaching and learning at St. Benedict's. All students are provided access to a range of digital devices they will encounter in the real world and have access to Digital Technology lessons with a specialist educator. Additionally, we give each child the opportunity to develop appropriate skills through specific classroom teaching and learning in​ conjunction with the Australian Curriculum Information and Communication Technology General Capability Learning Continuum. We integrate the use of a variety of technologies in the contexts of other learning areas, to prepare them for a society where technology is present in every facet of life.

St Benedict's teaching and learning is informed and guided by the following:

Teachers use the above-mentioned frameworks to plan collaboratively with their colleagues, Primary Learning Leader and Support Teacher Inclusive Education to create engaging and meaningful learning that progresses each student in their learning. St Benedict's promotes high expectations for all learners fos​tered by the belief held by our school that all learners can learn to high levels given the right resources and support; and all teachers can teach to high levels given the right resources and support. 

All teaching is planned in short, responsive cycles that use 8 key questions to guide how teachers respond to the evidence if student learning collected:

  1. What do our students need to know and be able to do?
  2. How will we know if/when our students have learned this and to what degree?
  3. What do we need to teach our students so they can experience success and demonstrate their learning?
  4. How will me make this teaching and learning visible and accessible to our learners?
  5. How will we engage our students in this learning?
  6. What will we do if our learners already know this, or are not ready for this?
  7. How will we respond if our students do not learn this?
  8. What is needed next by our learners based on the evidence we have collected?