Learning Rationale– St Patrick’s has committed to an educational approach which addresses the needs of a 21st century learning environment and serves the needs of a 21st century economy. This particular focus guides teachers to planning a common curriculum for which they have a shared understanding of, common pacing (time emphasis), common assessment tasks which give validity to grade comparisons, shared commitment to helping all children succeed, and this includes a common school-wide approach to intervention, and a focus on those who already have the required knowledge, skills or dispositions so that they can progress and remain engaged.
Personalisation of Learning- In every class there are students with varying learning needs and differing learning styles. When teachers have access to a shared and flexible learning environment, children can be grouped more effectively according to their individual needs.
Technology– As a school community there is significant emphasis placed on the use of technology as a vehicle to enhance student achievement. Careful consideration about the use of technology has seen the provision of an iPad for each student in Kinder to Year 2, Bring Your Own iPad in Years 3 to 6, interactive televisions, interactive projectors and smart televisions in all learning areas.