Improving educational outcomes for all young Australians is central to the nation's social and economic prosperity and will position young people to live fulﬁlling, productive and responsible lives. The Alice Springs Education (Mparntwe) Declaration has two distinct but interconnected goals:
Goal 1: The Australian education system promotes excellence and equity
Goal 2: All young Australians become:
Achieving these education goals is the responsibility of Australian Governments and the education community in partnership with young Australians, their families and carers and the broader community. With this declaration in mind, at Sts Peter and Paul's School students engage in the following Key Learning Areas from the Australian Curriculum and Brisbane Catholic Education:
At Sts Peter and Paul's School Specialist Teachers conduct lessons for the following Learning Areas:
Underpinning the teaching, planning and assessing of the Key learning Areas is the Brisbane Catholic Education Model of Pedagogy.
This model of pedagogy brings together the principles and practices of learning and teaching that can lead to success for all learners. These principles and practices arise out of the beliefs and values of the Brisbane Catholic Education Learning and Teaching Framework and an evidence-base upon which teachers can construct their practice to ensure that all students are progressing in their learning and development.
The model provides a common language for planning and reflecting on learning and teaching across all Brisbane Catholic Education Schools.
relates to the principles and practices of teaching children.
is teaching that makes learning visible and leads to successful achievement for all learners
creates conditions where the relationship between the learning and teaching is focused, generative and responsive enabling the learners to participate and progress in their academic and social development.
As a Catholic Christian community, we educate all to live the gospel of Jesus Christ as successful, creative and confident, active and informed learners empowered to shape and enrich our world.
We recognise that our learners are lifelong learners who are in some respect like all others, like some others, like no other and we respond creatively, flexibly and with a futures orientation to ensure dignity and justice for all.
At Sts Peter and Paul's School, Parent Information Sessions are held at the beginning of the school year to outline class expectations, routines, curriculum, assessment and general information.
In line with the current Australian Government legislative requirements, formal reporting relating to student progress and achievement takes place twice per year – the end of Semester 1 and end of Semester 2. A five-point scale is utilised to provide parents and students with a clear indication of achievement in each Key Learning Area. Reports are uploaded electronically to the Parent Portal at the end of Semester 1 and Semester 2.
Informal reporting between parents and teachers is encouraged. Appointments throughout the year between parents and teachers are welcomed to share information and build positive relationships to support student learning. These meetings can be initiated by the teacher or parents.
Formal Parent Teacher Interviews occur at the end of Term 1 to share information regarding students work habits and achievements. Celebrations of Learning will also occur throughout the year.