At St Anne’s we implement the Victorian Curriculum F–10 which sets out what every student should learn during their first eleven years of schooling. The curriculum is the common set of knowledge and skills required by students to become ethical, thoughtful informed and active members of society.
Health and Physical Education
Critical and Creative Thinking
Personal and Social
English is the key for success in education and in everyday life. Communication underpins all areas of the curriculum. The curriculum aims to ensure that all our students learn to analyse understand, communicate and build relationships with others and with the world around them. English links reading and viewing, writing and speaking and listening across all areas of the Victorian Curriculum. We have high expectations for student’s learning. Parents and grandparents support students in the classrooms during literacy lessons . They participate in training sessions with the Literacy Leader at the beginning of each year.
The literacy lessons are a focused two hour session which have whole class, shared reading and small guided reading groups where students are working on texts appropriate to their level. There is a strong focus on intervention and extension for all students.
At St Anne's the mathematics program is more than just number crunching. We prepare our students to investigate problems analytically and use a variety of strategies to solve them. Tasks allow students to refine their understanding, fluency and the ability to communicate using mathematical language in a logical way.
The students engage in a daily one hour numeracy lesson. Through the use of detailed and continuous assessment teachers are able to support the needs of students. This allows for intervention and extension programs to support all students.
Above all Mathematics should be fun and engaging for the student.
In 2017, the Horizons of Hope Framework called for every Catholic school to take every step possible to enhance their Catholic Identity. The learning and teaching that unfolds at St Anne’s is what we endeavour to invoke in each student. This is done through many spheres - Religious Education being one of them.
Religious Education invites students to appreciate the value of Catholic Faith and to respect the other faiths and world views that exist within Australia’s diverse society. This knowledge and understanding are essential for a rich spiritual life.
The Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation are taught as part of the RE curriculum at St Anne’s, in partnership with the parents and community. Faith Education nights are held for parents to further enrich and build upon their faith knowledge.
Sacramental Reflection days are held for the students so that the knowledge of their learned Sacrament is further deepened by being aware of how they are part of, not separate to, their everyday living.
Parents have a particularly important part to play in the faith education of their child. They are the primary and natural responsibility for their child’s Faith Education. The constant aim of the school is to build upon and be in constant dialogue with the pupil’s families.
Within a parish context, the children are actively involved in Commitment masses for each sacrament, host Hospitality and Healing masses, attend First Friday masses in conjunction with the parish community.
Religious Education is recognised as a cross-curricular area of learning. It is allocated no less than 2.5 hours per week in our school.