Learning & Teaching

Our vision for learning is strongly aligned to the vision in the Archdiocese of Melbourne strategy Learning Centred Schools: Teaching and Learning Framework and CEOM Directions 2011 - 2015.

The vision for Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Melbourne is to ensure that students who attend Catholic schools:

  • Faith and Life integration: integrate their faith and life through the development of the whole person (spiritually, intellectually, morally, physically, socially and emotionally)
  • Excellence and Equity: are encouraged to strive for excellence by making the best possible use of all their talents and abilities
  • Lifelong learning: acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for successful transition to further education, training or employment and the strong foundations needed for lifelong learning
  • Active citizenship: are prepared for their present and future lives as independent persons, citizens, parents, workers, learners and members of the Catholic Church and empowered to contribute to the common good of society
  • The learner is at the centre of our educative purpose. The AusVELs and supporting programs form the content of our teaching and describes what we believe is powerful to learn. Working

We believe that children learn best under the following conditions:

  • When they want to know something
  • When they feel safe
  • When they feel confident because they have experienced success
  • When they are skilled to engage in the task
  • When the task is interesting, makes sense and has a purpose
  • When they are challenged
  • When they can observe others and learn by modelling them
  • When they can build on prior knowledge and experiences
  • When they have room to move, to try new ideas, to make mistakes and to reflect on their learning
  • When they are active and involved, making discoveries, solving problems, explaining to others what they are doing
  • When they engage in direct hands on experiential learning
  • When given opportunities to practice a new skill
  • When they can learn at their own rate and in their own preferred learning style
  • When their parents and teachers expect and support them to succeed

We believe that contemporary learning and teaching practice:

  • Embodies the traditions and values of the mission of the Catholic school and is centred on relationships within the learning community
  • Is underpinned by the expectation that all students will succeed and ensures the best progress of all learners
  • Reflects what is valued and important by specifying the essential knowledge, skills and behaviours in a core curriculum accessible to all students
  • Extends students to higher levels of knowledge, understanding and functioning
  • Enables students to develop deep understandings about the world and how it works and to operate effectively in that world
Sacred Heart Primary School
4 Newcastle Street
Newport VIC 3015

Tel: (03) 9391 6262
Fax: (03)9391 7041
office@shnewport.catholic.edu.au