At St Benedict's we believe every member of our community is made in the image and likeness of God and is called by name to come and live life to the full. Our vision for learning at St Benedict’s is therefore centred around our core belief that we have been called to ensure that every learner, every day, is moving forward in their learning and is flourishing as a person on their journey to becoming a faith-filled, successful, active and informed member of our global community. As such, our school promotes high expectations for all learners, strengthened by our belief that all learners can learn and thrive to high levels given the right time, resources and support; and all teachers can teach and thrive to high levels given the right time, resources and support. Our school promotes the use of reflective practices and feedback to make informed decisions that drive learning forward. We strive for excellence by fostering a love of learning, through nurturing a growth mindset and providing daily opportunities that support, challenge and motivate.
The Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Education Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians (2019) informs our planning and teaching, noting two goals.
1. That the Australian Education System promotes equity and excellence.
2. All young Australians become:
Our school ‘Vision for Learning’ is intrinsically linked to these two goals and is embedded in the school’s Mission, Motto, Charism, Values for Learning and Pedagogical Practices.
Brisbane Catholic Education further supports our vision stating, “As an Ecumenical Christian community we educate for all to live the gospel of Jesus Christ as successful, creative and confident, active and informed learners empowered to shape and enrich our world.”
All planning, teaching, assessing and reporting at St Benedict’s, is therefore informed and guided by the:
The above-mentioned frameworks are used by our teaching teams, teaching and learning partners team, and leadership team; to create engaging and meaningful learning that provides the conditions for all in our community to live, love, learn and celebrate as we progress and flourish each day.