Curriculum

At Resurrection Catholic Primary School we believe that the most effective learning and teaching occurs when:

  • students feel valued and secure in their learning environment
  • a positive relationship exists through knowing and valuing each child
    programs are designed to be significant, challenging relevant and engaging
  • teachers plan with clear objectives, high expectations of students and themselves
  • delivered through a concept based guided inquiry approach.

In order to achieve the above, we aim to develop students’ essential knowledge, attitudes and understandings across key themes and will grow to understand how they can become 21st-century learners.

Through the our learning, we provide opportunities for our students to understand essential concepts, skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable them to be life-long learners in our ever-changing world.

We aim for our students to develop confidence in their own abilities, to think for themselves, to express their opinions and to respect the opinions of others. The curriculum is focused on developing international-mindedness, understanding and respect. We value the development of the whole child in all areas of learning. The students are supported and nurtured in their social and emotional development as well as in their creative, linguistic, sporting and academic programs.

We place a strong emphasis on how students learn as well as what they learn. Students learn to reflect on their learning, becoming critical thinkers with an ability to take action. Our program is designed to prepare our students to become active, caring and thinking participants contributing to a peaceful and sustainable future.

We believe that our students learn best when they are actively involved in authentic learning across all curriculum areas. We want our students to be happy and engaged learners who are eager to come to school and interact with friends and teachers from all around the world.

Literacy

Resurrection maintains a high priority on developing excellent literacy skills in each student. Our Literacy curriculum is linked directly to the Victorian Curriculum, EAL curriculum and the aligned assessment standards. Which both can be found at the links below:

The Literacy program in each of the classes at Resurrection contains daily experiences with Reading, Writing, Viewing and Speaking and Listening.

The learning and teaching program is supported with structures to ensure that student learning (and related data) is at the centre of how we operate. Student data and performance is routinely and systematically collected, analysed and responded to in order to continue to progress student learning.

Teachers are professional developed in Literacy pedagogy and content knowledge. These are in alignment with best practice. Teachers like students are learners and we will continue to develop and refine our learning to enhance student learning.

Mathematics

Developing numerate students who are confident and foster a love for Mathematics is a high priority at Resurrection Catholic Primary School. Each of our class teachers are trained in integrating the LFiN (Learning Framework in Number) and assessing against the curriculum standards, which can be found at the link below.

Each classroom teacher will instruct the students, in line with the relevant curriculum material. A typical Mathematics class in our school will have a focus on either Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry or Statistics and Probability.

In a number of lessons these strands of learning may intersect with the integration of 21st century learning projects. In building a love of Mathematics, relevance to real life is key, along with an explicit understanding of key developmental numeracy concepts.