At St Michael’s we teach the content of the Australian Curriculum but organise our learning experiences using the framework of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program. Through this inquiry, students learn about the world, in a transdisciplinary nature. This is an integration of subjects and gives students the opportunity to delve deeply into concepts.
Christian Studies is a key learning area at all year levels. In Christian Studies, students learn about what Christians believe, how they act in the world and what influences them. Students will also have opportunities to consider the philosophical underpinning of other faiths. The study of religion supports our student’s development of a balanced world view.
In addition, St Michael’s strives to provide learning which is personalised to each student. We do this through regular pre-testing of student’s knowledge, skills and understanding in order to ascertain the next steps in their learning.
Our students are organised into multi-age classes. At St Michael’s your child will be in one of the following communities:
Beginning Learning Community (BLC) Foundation/Year 1
Junior Learning Community (JLC) Year 2/Year 3
Middle Learning Community (MLC) Year 4/Year 5
Senior Learning Community (SLC) Year 6/Year 7