About Us - Mission Statement

Religious Education

The Religious Education Policy, Prayer and Sacramentality Statements will enable us to… 

  • nurture each person’s development and relationship with God
  • teach Religious Education in accordance with the Framework from Catholic Education Melbourne - Knowledge and Understanding, i.e. seeking truth Reasoning and Responding, i.e. making meaning, Personal and Communal Engagement, i.e. living story.
  • provide opportunities for the community to celebrate our faith
  • offer the opportunity to participate in the sacramental program
  • ensuring that Catholic beliefs, teachings and values permeate learning experiences and teaching practices
  • be respectful of all religious backgrounds
  • assist all in their continuing faith journey

 

Community

Relationships are the key to learning. To build authentic relationships within our Community we will…

  • create a sense of belonging and provide a welcome for all
  • embrace difference and diversity
  • ensure all community members are treated with respect
  • create opportunities for dialogue and engagement to develop a deep knowledge of our community
  • plan strategically to effectively involve all families
  • build a culture of learning together which will enable all to flourish
  • develop and build on the capacity of parents and staff to support school learning
  • collaborate and engage with the wider community
  • meet families in a climate of trust, collaboration and cooperation

 

Wellbeing

Under the guidance and integration of policies encompassing Wellbeing, it is our mission to:

  • implement the EXCEL (Enable, Connect, Engage, Learn) Wellbeing Framework, devised by Catholic Education Melbourne (2018)
  • comply with Child safe Standards
  • adopt the education model from Berry Street where the domains of Body, Stamina, Engagement and Character are anchored by Relationship
  • work towards shared and consistent expectations for all students
  • foster a willingness to learn by building on self- confidence and self-esteem
  • provide intervention for those students most at risk
  • continue the process of Restorative Practices using our Positive School Behaviour Policy
  • refer to the School Counsellor and other agencies for those families and students who require   additional support and guidance
  • encourage compassion and empathy for others
  • develop more mindful, thoughtful, self- aware and resilient students who are better able to manage themselves in stressful situations

 

Learning and Teaching

Our Learning, Teaching & Assessment Policies will enable us to:

  • cater for individual needs and learning styles
  • provide opportunities for collaboration
  • use Data as evidence to drive the decision-making process of structured learning
  • give oral and written feedback on student performance
  • provide multiple means of engagement and expression
  • provide an environment which is safe and welcoming
  • create a stimulating learning environment where Learning intentions and Success Criteria are clearly visible
  • provide resources appropriate to our learning goals
  • continue to develop and update physical resources
  • be open to current initiatives in Education and investigate/instigate change when necessary in order to achieve our Learning Goals
  • ensure change is embraced as a whole
  • provide broad learning experiences
  • acknowledge and celebrate success at all levels
  • empower students to set achievable learning goals 

 

Live and Learn in Christ