In determining curriculum, schools respond to, and draw on:
- Vatican and other Church documents
- documents from the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (VCAA);
- and the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA);
- global and national trends;
- CECV and Diocesan directions;
- initiatives of governing bodies and other organisations.
Schools also respond to Diocesan and local policy, as well as the various social contexts that may occur.
Above all, schools respond to, and plan for, the needs of the students as individuals and as a whole. These needs are determined along with those of the community and are informed by all stakeholders and their expectations. School leaders and teachers decide how the curriculum will be provided and documented, mindful of external and internal requirements.
AUSTRALIAN ESSENTIAL LEARNING STANDARDS
AusVELS is the Foundation to Year 10 curriculum that provides a single, coherent and comprehensive set of prescribed content and common achievement standards, which schools use to plan student learning programs, assess student progress and report to parents.
AusVELS incorporates the Australian Curriculum F-10 for English, Mathematics, History and Science within the curriculum framework first developed for the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS).
Religious Education is based on the Source of Life core documents which have been set for the Sandhurst Diocese.
Religious Education topics are related to the child's life experiences. With careful reflection and guidance the children are led to new insights about life, living and faith. We joyfully celebrate our faith together through prayer, liturgy and the sacraments. Prayer is always a very special part of the day in each class. We celebrate special days and events with School Masses, Assemblies and Paraliturgies. Formal Religious Education classes are taken daily and are based around the contexts of and relationships between:
- Human Experience