Teaching and Learning

The staff professional development days at the beginning of 2022 saw staff complete two days of training in the InitialLit Program. This is a whole class instruction for the delivery of the literacy program in the Transition to Year Three classes. Throughout the year, other staff undertook training in MacqLit, an intervention program to support and develop literacy in Years Three to Six. Both of these programs come under the banner of MultiLit, an evidence based and well researched program designed to increase student engagement and results in literacy. 

The QuickSmart program continued as a support group for some students to reinforce their automaticity and recall of basic numeracy facts.

Extension groups were offered in the areas of Literacy, Numeracy and STEM. Students were encouraged to develop their problem solving and inquiry skills and apply these in different contexts. 

All staff regularly undertook professional learning to better support students in the learning program. The Inclusion Support staff had fortnightly training sessions, covering topics such as trauma, behaviour, liturgical practices and classroom management. 

The new Religious Education units and Made in the Image of God program were implemented across the school this year. All teachers were also trained in the Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum. This was trialled from ELC to Year Six during Semester Two, with full delivery of the program across all classes in 2023. 

In addition to the regular teaching and learning program, based on the Australian Curriculum, there were a number of additional programs offered throughout the school:

  • Road Safety
  • Swimming Program
  • Use of ISAs and support staff to work with individual and small groups
  • Extension groups in Literacy, Numeracy and STEM
  • Support from Education Officers from Catholic Education Office in the area of STEM
  • Age Appropriate Pedagogies