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:
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 3 – 6: Chinese)
At St Benedict's we also use the Brisbane Catholic Education Religion Curriculum P-12 to plan and implement teaching and learning experiences for our students in Religious Education. This involves the teaching of four interrelated strands: Sacred Texts, Beliefs, Church and Christian Life. Our learners are given multiple opportunities as they engage with the content to demonstrate how they have been successful in their learning.
Early Years Contexts for Learning are used in Prep to Year 2 to provide a balanced teaching, learning and assessment program that encompass investigations, play, routines and transitions, real-life situations and focused learning and teaching.
Information computer learning technology (ICLT) is an integral part of teaching and learning at St. Benedict's. We give each child the opportunity to develop appropriate skills through specific classroom teaching and learning within the Technology Curriculum and by integrating the use of a variety of technologies in the contexts of other learning areas, to prepare them for a society where ICLT is present in every facet of life.
Brisbane Catholic Education Learning and Teaching Framework: http://www.bne.catholic.edu.au/schools-curriculum/Curriculum/learning-framework/Pages/default.aspx
St Benedict’s teaching and learning is informed and guided by the following:
St Benedict's Mission Statement
BCE's Learning and Teaching Framework.pdf, Model of Pedagogy (shown here) and Effective and Expected Practices (shown below)
Whole School Approach Documents
Melbourne Declaration on the Educational Goals for Young Australians.pdf