What are the priorities around learning in our Catholic schools?

Our priority is to promote, model and build communities of learners who experience engaging, purposeful learning and pedagogy. The promotion of quality curriculum and assessment practices in our Catholic schools underpins this priority. To ensure the realisation of this priority, our system of schools is working to:

  • Support the skills of teachers in delivering a quality curriculum
  • Celebrate the commitment of teachers in terms of their responsibilities in building positive learning relationships with students
  • Use a variety of classroom strategies to promote student engagement
  • Embed cross-curriculum content and a Catholic perspective across all curriculum areas
  • Align documentation across curriculum areas with learning goals to improve student achievement and assessment
  • Recognise excellence and achievement regularly
Additionally, we recognise the need to provide students and staff with the skills and capacities to thrive in a global, information rich society. Our system of schools is working to:
  • Enrich the curriculum through multiple pathways
  • Continue the development of technology platforms which foster knowledge, connectedness and opportunities for flexible curriculum delivery
  • Provide programs and support in schools for all students to successfully transition to post school options
  • Utilise technology to build links with training and tertiary institutions
We have long recognised the need to create access to programs which maximise student learning. To achieve this, we are currently working towards:
  • Forming a collaborative team of school and CSO staff to implement programs and strategies to improve student learning outcomes
  • Utilising the principles and practices of Highly Effective Professional Learning
  • Engaging principals and school leadership teams as lead learners in change processes to improve learning outcomes

The NSW Board of Studies - responsible for the development of curriculum taught in our schools.

The Catholic Education Commission - responsible to the Bishops of NSW for coordination and representation at state level for Catholic education in NSW and ACT.

Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA).

The Australian Government Department of Education, Employment & Workplace Relations


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