Teaching & Learning

At St Catherine's we are committed to developing learners who are curious, creative, critical thinkers able to confidently communicate, collaborate and respond within local and global communities.

We believe:

Successful learners…

  • play an active role in their own learning
  • develop the essential skills in literacy and numeracy
  • are creative and productive users of technology
  • can reflect, think deeply and apply new knowledge and skills
  • are creative, innovative and resourceful, and are able to solve problems 
  • can work independently and collaborate with others
  • communicate ideas
  • embrace challenges
  • view mistakes as part of the process of learning
  • have a growth mindset to learning

Confident and creative individuals…

  • have a sense of self-worth, self-awareness and personal identity that enables them to manage their emotional, mental, spiritual and physical wellbeing
  • have a sense of optimism about their lives and the future
  • are enterprising, show initiative and use their creative abilities
  • develop personal values and attributes such as honesty, resilience, empathy and respect for others
  • have the knowledge, skills, understanding and values to establish healthy and satisfying lives
  • relate well to others and form and maintain healthy relationships
  • are well prepared for their potential life roles as family, community and workforce members
  • embrace opportunities, make rational and informed decisions about their own lives and accept responsibility for their own actions.

Active and informed citizens…

  • act with moral and ethical integrity
  • appreciate Australia’s social, cultural, linguistic and religious diversity, and have an understanding of Australia’s system of government, history and culture
  • understand and acknowledge the value of Indigenous cultures and possess the knowledge, skills and understanding to contribute to, and benefit from, reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians
  • are committed to national values of democracy, equity and justice, and participate in Australia’s civic life
  • are able to relate to and communicate across cultures, especially the cultures and countries of Asia
  • work for the common good, in particular sustaining and improving natural and social environments
  • are responsible global and local citizens.

The learning environment at St Catherine’s provides opportunities for students to explore their interests, challenge themselves and develop deeper understandings of the world around them. At St Catherine’s expert teaching and learning is evidenced by a shared responsibility to develop the whole child.  Individual student’s needs are supported through a differentiated curriculum. 

Expert Learning and Teaching at St Catherine’s Moorabbin is characterised by:

  • a shared understanding of students - how they learn and grow academically, socially and emotionally
  • collaboration between staff members, parents and the wider community
  • engaging students in meaningful and relevant differentiated learning experiences
  • providing feedback for improvement and learning

Expert Learning and Teaching at St Catherine’s Moorabbin is informed by:

  • Gospel values and teachings of the Catholic Church
  • The Victorian Curriculum
  • Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools Religious Education Framework
  • Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools Foundation Statements
  • Ongoing student assessments 
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