Curriculum

St Paul’s Catholic Primary School offers a holistic education, embracing the spiritual, intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of students, where both relationships and learning are valued. A range of specialist programs are offered, including Physical Education, Music, Science, Italian, Art and Edu-Dance. Students participate in a range of academic competitions, such as the Catholic Performing Arts Festival, Academic All Stars Interschool Competition, St Paul’s Spelling Bee & Interschool Spelling Bee, Robotics, Tournament of Minds and School House & Interschool Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics Carnivals.

Read our full Curriculum Plan in the Plans and Performance section of our website.

About our Curriculum

At St Paul’s, we pride ourselves on having a well-rounded curriculum, providing students with a wide variety of activities and competitions in many learning areas. A range of programs are implemented to cater for the individual needs of the students, who are not only supported in their learning through a whole-school intervention program but are also challenged by a comprehensive extension and enrichment program and classroom extension activities.

The Whole-School Intervention Program, coordinated by the Learning Support Coordinator, identifies and addresses the needs of children experiencing learning difficulties. Programs such as Extending Mathematical Understanding (EMU), Reading Recovery, MiniLit/MultiLit and in-class small group support sessions are employed to assist children experiencing difficulties in Literacy and Numeracy.

The Extension and Enrichment Program is offered to selected students from Years 4-6, providing comprehensive academic challenges, including:

  • The Robo Cup Junior Competition (Years 5 & 6)
  • Tournament of Minds (Years 5 & 6)
  • Talented Young Writers’ Program (Year 6)
  • Da Vinci Decathlon (Year 6)
  • Game Changer Challenge (Years 4-6)
  • Think Fest (Year 5)
  • Maths Olympiad Challenges (Years 4-6)
  • ICAS UNSW Competitions (Years 4-6)

Each year we strive to raise our standards of achievement. Teachers are supported to investigate new ideas and make changes to their teaching practice to benefit the students. The teachers engage in collaborative conversations at Professional Learning Community (PLC) meetings, participate in Ongoing Professional Learning (OPL), engage in peer coaching, visit other schools and form community partnerships. We regularly review our annual Curriculum Plan, analyse our student performance data and decide on the areas that most need focus in our school.

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