The quality of education is a high priority and the school leadership team and staff endeavour to deliver the best possible education for our students in an environment which values the dignity and unique talents of every student and teacher. St Paul the Apostle Primary utilises the latest educational research to offer its students a relevant and personalised 21st century education.
We strive for excellence in teaching and learning, and encourage each individual to reach his/her potential by:
- reviewing and evaluating our policies in the light of curriculum developments
- modifying our teaching practices to best meet the needs of our students
- encouraging all staff to participate in ongoing professional development
- working in partnership with parents to provide relevant home learning experiences
- providing appropriate learning opportunities for gifted and talented students
- integrating technology across all Key Learning Areas
Throughout the day students are involved in a variety of learning experiences in the Key Learning Areas of:
- Religious Education
- Human Society and Its Environment
- Creative Arts (Music, Drama and Art)
- Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
These include experiences in open ended questions, problem solving, investigative and collaborative learning tasks based on theories such as Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences, Bloom’s Taxonomy, the four quadrants of learning and Kagan’s cooperative learning approaches that challenge students to reflect on and extend their learning.
Extending Mathematical Understanding (EMU) is also a project that we run to support our students to develop their numeracy skills.