At Oscar Romero Catholic Primary School we believe that in order to empower our students to be independent, innovative and engage and connect with the world, we must provide transdisciplinary learning environments that foster creativity, conceptual understandings and an inquiry approach to learning grounded in a Catholic beliefs and values. We provide a consistent written, taught and assessed curriculum both vertically and horizontally across our school that is relevant, significant, challenging and engaging. Our curriculum is collaboratively planned, personalised, assessed and reflected upon by all teachers. It is delivered with high expectations of students learning outcomes aligned with the expectations of the Victorian Curriculum F-10 standards.
Victorian Curriculum F-10
The Victorian Curriculum is used as the curriculum framework to plan and monitor the developmental learning of individuals and small groups of students with similar learning needs from Foundation (prep) to Year Six. The Victorian Curriculum includes the learning areas of; English, Infomration and Communication Technology, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Health and Physical Education, The Arts and Languages. Alongside these are the four capabilites of Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding and Personal and Social Capability.
Our Literacy teaching approach is designed on planning and implementing a strategic and comprehensive program, using researched ‘best practice’ to achieve successful literacy achievement for all. We make extensive use of structured teaching classroom observations and data collection to identify students’ strengths and areas of need so that programming is differentiated and personalised to ensure progress across all areas of literacy.
Our Mathematics Program is guided by several Numeracy Programs that are relevant to using mathematics in the 21st century, in additional to the Victorian Curriculum. We focus on the proficiencies of understanding, fluency, problem-solving and reasoning to ensure that student learning and student independence are the the centre of the curriculum. These proficiencies enable students to respond to familiar and unfamiliar situations be using mathematical strategies confidently and efficiently.
Differentiation and Personalisation
At Oscar Romero we provide a differentiated and personalised curriculum that recognises and responds to diverse students needs, addressing the specific requirements of students in relation to gender, special learning needs, disabilities and impairments, giftedness and students from language backgrounds other than English.