St Monica’s Primary School offers a broad-based curriculum with emphasis given to the care and development of the child as an individual and a contributing member of a community. We recognise the vital place of Faith in the lives of students and are concerned with the awakening, nourishing and developing of this Faith within a sound general education.
In 2011 St Monica’s commenced the process of implementing the Australian Curriculum in English, Science, Mathematics and History and aligning the St Monica’s school based curriculum documentation. Since then further subject areas have been implemented and in 2017, the final learning areas will commence. By the start of 2018 all learning areas will be evident at St Monica’s.
The Australian Curriculum is designed to develop successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens. It is presented as a progression of learning. Australian Curriculum is described as a three-dimensional curriculum that recognises the central importance of disciplinary knowledge, skills and understanding; general capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities. The learning areas of English, Mathematics, Science, Health and Physical Education comprise a single subject. The learning areas of Humanities and Social Sciences, The Arts, Technologies and Languages each comprise multiple subjects. This reflects the custom and practice of each learning area.
School Based Curriculum
St Monica's curriculum caters for different learning styles and endeavours to develop problem-solving and thinking skills within a climate of discovery. Students have opportunities to develop an understanding of each subject area through an inquiry approach to learning.
The inquiry process equips students with the skills to make scientific and technological connections to their world and act responsibly within a global community. Overarching our curriculum at St Monica's is the Australian Curriculum.