St Monica's Primary provides a rigorous, balanced and relevant curriculum, focused on the unique needs of each child.
Educating for the future
The learning journey at St Monica's Catholic Primary honours the developmental stages in a student’s life. Based on leading educational research and the best of today’s technologies, we prepare students for the future by teaching them how to think critically and creatively, how to communicate effectively and how to lead and work both independently and collaboratively.
Educating for the future
The key learning areas
We follow the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) approved curriculum in the key learning areas of:
As a Catholic school we also have a strong religious dimension that runs through all the KLAs and is also formally recognised as the KLA of Religious Education.
St Monica's students take part in formal Religious Education every day, based on the new Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta curriculum that is relevant to our students and to the world they live in.
St Monica’s provides a comprehensive and exciting curriculum that encourages curiosity and a love of learning in our students.
Primary learning includes whole-class, group and individual activities designed to develop an inquiring mind and teach basic learning skills needed for schooling and later life.
Individual talents are recognised and developed through the provision of diverse opportunities and experiences across all aspects of the curriculum.
As the building blocks for all learning, we have a strong focus on Literacy and Numeracy throughout our learning and teaching programs.
Literacy is key to all learning and enhancing lifelong opportunities for each and every student. At St Monica’s we believe that each student should experience a balanced and comprehensive program of literacy instruction daily. The literacy session includes opportunities for the students to engage in talking, listening, reading and writing activities in a series of whole class, small group, paired and individual experiences. Students are exposed to a variety of literature through the forms of spoken, print, visual, multimedia and digital texts.
Students are further supported by specialist programs (Reading recovery in Year 1 and R3 - Reframing Readers Resourcefully - for identified students in Years 5 and 6) and specialist literacy teachers who work with classroom teachers to ensure each child achieves their potential.
Numeracy involves using mathematical ideas effectively to participate in daily life and make sense of the world. At St Monica’s students are given the opportunity to investigate, explore and manipulate both concrete materials and abstract ideas through rich tasks. They are encouraged to articulate their thinking and reasoning and apply their knowledge in a variety of problems.
During the first four weeks of every year, every student participates in a one-on-one Maths Assessment Interview (MAI) with their classroom teacher to ascertain the mathematical strengths and areas for development and to influence goal setting. These are continually reviewed throughout the year. Students are also supported through the EMU (Extending mathematical Understanding) program and teachers work collaboratively with our specialist numeracy teachers to support and promote effective programs to support, encourage and extend learning for K-6.
We offer a varied curriculum that is engaging and relevant!
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