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Phone 9709 8600 

 

Fax 9799 0927

 

Email principal@skhamptonpark.catholic.edu.au

 

Address 120 Hallam Rd,
Hampton Park 3976

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Curriculum Overview

Literacy

English is a priority curriculum area for our school. At St Kevin’s, we teach English so that our students may function in the community, develop relationships and broaden their learning in a range of other subject areas. English language skills are needed and practised in all aspects of the school day, however all classes also have structured literacy sessions focussing on the areas of Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.

 

Mathematics

Mathematics is another area of the curriculum that is given high priority at our school. At St. Kevin’s, we teach Mathematics so our students may function as independent mathematical thinkers in our complex, ever changing world. We support our students to develop and apply critical thinking skills and strategies. We encourage students to recognise the purpose of Maths in their lives and confidently apply their knowledge and understandings in real life situations, in order to contribute to cultural, social and technological advances.

 

Inquiry

At St Kevin’s, we cover many aspects of the wider curriculum through our Inquiry Learning approach. Inquiry Learning is a collaborative process in which teachers and students work together to negotiate various aspects of the curriculum. Inquiry Learning involves students posing their own questions, exploring answers and solving problems.

This approach provides learners opportunities to actively develop skills that enable them to locate, gather, analyse, critique and apply information in a wide range of contexts, as they develop understanding of particular concepts.

Some features of our Inquiry approach

  • Students are actively supported and scaffolded by teachers in the acquisition of relevant skills
  • Students are engaged in asking and following up on questions as a central skill
  • Students deepen or gain understanding of core concepts relevant to the context
  • Students work collaboratively in small groups or learning teams
  • Students use and apply information, then share their solutions, decisions, thinking and outcomes in a celebration of understanding
  • Students access a range of information sources
  • Students learn about how to learn