he following principles about Learning and Teaching are based on what we value and our beliefs about the learning environment schools should provide and contemporary research and professional knowledge about how learning can be supported.
As such, they should lead to school and classroom practices which are effective in helping students to achieve the outcomes in this Curriculum Framework.
Opportunity to learn
Learning experiences should enable students to observe and practise the actual processes, products, skills and values which are expected of them.
Connection and challenge
Learning experiences should connect with students’ existing knowledge, skills and values while extending and challenging their current ways of thinking and acting.
Action and reflection
Learning experiences should be meaningful and encourage both action and reflection on the part of the learner.
Motivation and purpose
Learning experiences should be motivating and their purpose clear to the student.
Inclusivity and difference
Learning experiences should respect and accommodate differences between learners.
Independence and collaboration
Learning experiences should encourage students to learn both independently and from and with others.
The school and classroom setting should be safe and conducive to effective learning.
- Our school provides a safe, caring environment that encourages positive growth and development for all students.
- A vast array of opportunities are provided for students from K – 12 to cater to their individual educational needs.
- Students’ academic and social skills are nurtured to enable them to contribute effectively in the wider community and in their post educational life
- Children learn best when they are engaged in a stimulating interactive learning environment, where there are hands on activities in an uninterrupted, relaxed environment.
- Children learn in an environment that has clear expectations, defined boundaries and at a developmentally appropriate level.
- Learning experiences should respect and accommodate differences between learners.
- All children learn best when the learning experiences are meaningful, relevant and background knowledge is considered and valued.