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Curriculum Overview

St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School is committed to planning and providing a high quality, 21st century Catholic education; an education focused on the development of the human person created whole in the image and likeness of God, bringing faith, life and culture into our school life. Our dedicated and professional teachers deliver unique and authentic learning opportunities catered towards all their students. Our teachers want every child to achieve a high standard of learning and be given the opportunity to celebrate their success and talents.

Our learning and teaching reflects the global, national and local contexts as we work together to achieve our vision for learning; We Walk in God’s Ways where together we live, love, learn and celebrate.
 
St Benedict’s teaching and learning is informed Pedagogy for web.jpgand guided by the following:
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Teachers use the above-mentioned frameworks to plan collaboratively with their peer teachers and Primary Learning Leader to create unique, meaningful and challenging learning for our learners. St Benedict’s promotes high expectations for all learners and engage with the DELT Strategy to deliver excellence in teaching and learning to support our learners as they progress in their learning journey.
Learning Areas

At St Benedict’s we follow the expectations set by the Australian Curriculum to make informed decisions about what our students should be taught, regardless of where they live or their background. Our teachers collaboratively plan teaching and learning opportunities in alignment with the national standards specified in the Australian curriculum in ways that best meet their students' needs and interests. At St Benedict’s we fully implement all Key Learning Areas of the Australian Curriculum from Prep to Year 6. Our students experience a diverse range of learning experiences in the Key Learning Areas of:
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (Prep to Year 6: History and Geography, Years 3 – 6: Civics and Citizenship and Years 5 – 6: Economics and Business)
  • Technologies (Digital Technology and Design and Technologies)
  • The Arts (Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Arts and Media Arts)
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Languages (Years 5 – 6: Chinese)
At St Benedict’s we also use the Religion Curriculum P-12 to plan and implement teaching and learning experiences for our students in Religious Education. The Religion Curriculum P-12 developed by Brisbane Catholic Education, involves the teaching of four strands: Sacred Texts, Beliefs, Church and Christian Life. These strands are interrelated and are taught in an integrated way. The Religion Curriculum is taught with the same academic rigour as the Key Learning Areas specified in the Australian Curriculum and our learners are given multiple opportunities as they engage with the content to demonstrate how they have been successful in their learning.
 
Early Years Curriculum Guidelines are used in Prep to Year 2 to provide a balanced teaching, learning and assessment program that encompasses the five contexts for learning.