Teaching and Learning

Children work collaboratively on tasks and projects in an atmosphere of cooperation. We provide children with opportunities to become independent and self-motivated learners, who are able to think creatively about the world in which they live.

St. John’s is a Catholic School that enables every young person to be a successful, engaged and purposeful learner. We are committed to a shared ownership of teaching and learning that builds on student’s knowledge and understandings of themselves and the world around them.

Curriculum at St John’s is personalised and scaffolded, giving all student access to a quality curriculum where they have a feeling of connectedness and belonging, of being known and valued, and their talents appreciated. Learning and Teaching strategies are embedded and consistent in everyday teaching through the implementation of the Victorian Curriculum, focusing on standards and the setting of high expectations for all learners.

We value high quality teaching that is responsive to the different ways children learn and achieve their best. We draw on clear evidence, supported by data, to identify where students are at in their learning, where they need to go and how best to get there.

Each week students receive specialist lessons in Music, Sport, Information Communication Technology and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics). Specialist lessons in Art and LOTE (Italian) are delivered on a fortnightly basis.