Learning and Teaching

​The Alice Springs Declaration emphasises the importance of promoting equity and excellence, so that all students have the opportunity to be successful learners and confident, creative individuals in order to become active and informed citizens.  At Our Lady of Lourdes, we are planning, implementing and assessing using the Australian Curriculum.

​Disciplinary knowledge, skills and understanding are taught in the eight learning areas of the Australian Curriculum: 

  • English, 
  • Mathematics, 
  • Science, 
  • Health and Physical Education (including Daniel Morcome Curriculum), 
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship and Economics and Business) , 
  • The Arts (Music, Dance, Drama, Media and Visual Arts), 
  • Technologies and 
  • Languages (Japanese in Year 5 and 6)

    Our school learning community values contemporary pedagogies to promote the experience of rich inquiry based teaching and learning which is differentiated to meet the needs and interests of our students.  Continuous monitoring of student progress in all subject areas is then reported to parents via interviews, formal written reports, portfolios and Celebrations of Learning.

Learning in Brisbane Catholic Education schools is underpinned by the beliefs that all learners require:

  • multiple and varied opportunities to negotiate, observe, engage in, reflect on, demonstrate and enact their learning; such learning opportunities will occur in individual, small group and whole group contexts
  • encouragement to learn both independently and collaboratively
  • challenges to build upon current knowledge and understandings in order to create new knowledge – be co–creators of learning through supported, structured inquiry
  • opportunities for learning which encompass the diverse aspects of all life experience
  • classroom and school environments which are intellectually, socially and physically conducive to learning
  • ready access to and use of appropriate technologies and resources to create, collaborate and communicate learning
  • personalised learning
  • essential skills in literacy, numeracy and ICT
  • ability to solve real world problems in ways which draw upon a range of learning areas and disciplines