Project-based work will form the basis for addressing outcomes across other Key Learning Areas as well as integration of language and numeracy. These projects will be designed so that learning is developmentally appropriate, experience based and student-directed.
Self and peer assessment will be encouraged as part of developing a culture of reflective practice. Teachers will aim to provide quality feedback that provides scaffold and extends students’ learning.
Assessment, formal and informal, is constant and will provide teachers with information regarding students’ needs and will inform programming which is flexible, but clearly directed. Reporting to parents will be done through two formal processes. Teacher-parent-student conferences will be held at the ends of Terms 1 and 3. These will be based on an informal report outlining the student’s strengths and suggested areas for development as evidenced in student work samples, and concludes with student’s goal-setting. There will be a formal A-E report, as legislated by the federal government, provided at the end of Terms 2 and 4 with the option for an interview upon request.
Qualified and Professional Teachers
Our Lady of the Angels seeks to hire only highly qualified and professional teachers, all of whom will have the opportunity will be given for all participate in ongoing professional development to remain up-to-date with the most effective learning and teaching practices.
The school will be supported by specialist teachers provided by the Catholic Education Office of the Parramatta Diocese on a needs basis.
Our Lady of the Angels will establish close relationships with a number of Catholic secondary schools in the area, and will endeavour to provide a smooth transition for our students from primary to secondary school.
Key Learning Areas
The Key Learning Areas are:
- Science & Technology
- Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE)
- Creative Arts
- Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)
The teaching and learning outcomes are based on the NSW Board of Studies Syllabus Documents. The curriculum is delivered in Stages:
- Early Stage 1 - Kindergarten
- Stage 1 - Years 1 and 2
- Stage 2 - Years 3 and 4
- Stage 3 - Years 5 and 6
For this reason, it is often practical for students to be engaged in learning tasks with students in another class but from within the same stage. This allows for the student’s development to occur at the appropriate pace.
Assessment and Reporting
Click here to view the presentation from the parent workshop on assessment and reporting.