Learning and Teaching

Ss Peter & Paul’s provides a balanced education in a Catholic faith community.

Ss Peter & Paul’s provides a balanced education in a Catholic faith community. A balanced education means providing more than the basics. Students at Ss Peter & Paul’s achieve excellent standards in literacy and numeracy testing and these skills are the tools for students to access an exciting and stimulating broad curriculum.

Learning at Ss Peter & Paul’s develops critical thinking, creativity and communication and collaboration skills. It supports students to see themselves as lifelong learners, to set goals for themselves and to celebrate their own and their peers’ achievements. This is done by creating engaging and authentic curriculum where learning tasks have a purpose and the processes are varied and suited to 21st century children’s interests.

Students commencing school in 2018 will be completing year 12 in 2030. The world they will enter as young adults will look very different to what it is now. They will need skills to access knowledge that does not exist yet. They will need to understand themselves as learners and be motivated to learn and develop new skills.

Each learning area is underpinned by thorough planning and high quality teaching utilising innovative learning strategies. At Ss Peter and Pauls the Inquiry based learning is taught on a two year cycle, covering the domains of science, geography, history, health and personal development, as outlined in the Victorian Curriculum.  Inquiry based learning begins with understanding what the children know and challenges them to inquire more deeply to develop their knowledge and understandings.

It is through Inquiry learning that Ss Peter and Paul’s have embraced Visible Learning as a process for students demonstrating their understandings and setting manageable goals for themselves based on the explicit feedback provided to them by teachers and students working with them.

Children are able to measure their success by drawing on explicit learning intentions stated at the beginning of each lesson; and by using success criteria developed by the teacher / class to measure their own success in achieving a task.  This process also encourages focussed feedback in order to ensure that students are then supported to springboard into their next learning goal.

 

What guides us in our teaching?

Curriculum

The documents that inform all planning at Ss Peter & Paul’s include:-

  • Victorian Curriculum
  • Key Ideas for Concept Development in Mathematics
  • CEM Religious Education Framework
  • CEM Horizons of Hope
  • Melbourne Declaration

 

 

Catholic Identity

At Ss Peter & Paul’s we celebrate our faith through our daily interactions with each other, the students and parents.

Opportunities that are provided for members of our community to explore their faith:

  • Learning designed using the RE Framework that is linked to our inquiry units of work
  • Whole school Masses
  • Class Mass once per term
  • Morning and afternoon prayer
  • Sacramental Programs
  • Mini Vinnies
  • Whole school celebration of our Feast Day on the 29th June
  • Weekend family Mass

We understand the importance of constantly celebrating and reminding our own community of the daily success of Catholic primary school education. The good story to keep telling is about our vitality, our educational success and that we educate one in five Victorian with a message of a hope-filled world.

The students in the short video below and keenly waiting your viewing!