With its focus on Jesus Christ, the curriculum represents the total planned learning experience provided by the staff to guide the learning of students. The curriculum is based on the academic goal of St Patrick’s which is to provide a comprehensive educational program based on planned learning experiences that strive for academic excellence.
Effective Catholic schools provide a curriculum which has a specific Catholic quality. There is a priority for Religious Education both at the formal level in communicating the Catholic story, and at the informal level by the infusion of the whole curriculum with the values of the Gospel.
In Term One, Prep to Year 6 parents/carers attend an information meeting with their child’s teacher to discuss school/class routines. Individual parent/teacher interviews are conducted by all teachers of years Prep to six at the end of Term One and Three. Formal written reports are issued at the conclusion of each semester.
The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual national assessment for all students in Years 3, 5, 7, and 9. All students in these year levels are expected to participate in tests in reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy. These tests are set and marked externally, and teachers are forwarded results which are then passed on to parents in late August.