Learning and Teaching Statement

The child is at the centre of all learning.  

Learning and teaching at Our Lady Star of the Sea is relevant , purposeful and promotes collaborative learning to engage students in an respectful and nurturing environment.

Programs are developed with the needs, interests, skills and understandings of the child being the first consideration. 

Our Lady Star of the Sea learning community nurtures an environment in which students are encouraged to personalise their learning through goal setting, negotiated student choices and collaborative learning.

Our Lady Star of the Sea school embraces a curriculum based on the Victorian Curriculum F–10. 

Integral to learning and teaching at our Lady Star of the Sea is our Religious Education Program.

Learning and Teaching

At Our Lady Star of the Sea, the student is the centre of all learning. We take great pride in our approach to improving student
outcomes in learning, within a respectful and nurturing environment. We consider our approach to be “The Star Way”, where we
remain faithful to our school vision.

We have a strong emphasis on differentiation for all students. We use evidence based pedagogy, including science of learning
strategies, to ensure students are learning at their zone of proximal development. This occurs through a supportive Hub at each
year level, where all students are the responsibility of all teachers in the Hub. Within this environment we are able to support
extending and enabling activities, learning sprints, intervention and social and emotional development.

We aim to develop students' agency in learning, so all students have the skills and dispositions to make positive and proactive
decisions about their learning.We also recognise and understand the importance of teamwork and provide opportunities to
collaborate with others in their learning. We recognise the contemporary world our students live in and the importance for engaging
them to be active and critical citizens in a technological world.

Our Lady Star of the Sea school embraces a curriculum based on the Victorian Curriculum F–10. The Victorian Curriculum sets out
what every student should learn during their first eleven years of schooling. The curriculum is the common set of knowledge and
skills required by students for lifelong learning, social development, and active and informed citizenship. The Victorian Curriculum
F–10 incorporates the Australian Curriculum and reflects Victorian priorities and standards.
To find out more about the Victorian Curriculum access the website:

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