Our school’s pedagogy reflects the overarching principles and approach to learning outlined in the Sydney Catholic Schools’ Statement on Authentic Learning. By connecting to the real world of students’ lives, authentic learning enables students to become lifelong learners who contribute to society and the wider world as active and discerning citizens. Authentic learning is central to our work as Catholic educators because it promotes the continual growth and wellbeing of the whole person; spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically.
The staff members at St Charles’ Catholic Primary School Waverley are committed to the wellbeing of each student and provide high quality learning experiences which engage, motivate and challenge students. Differentiation is key to our curriculum planning and enabling each student to reach their full potential.
Through our challenging and motivating curriculum, we are committed to the academic, artistic, physical, spiritual and social growth and development of every child in every lesson. The school offers students personalised gifted and talented identification opportunities.
Skills for the 21st century are embedded in the St Charles’ teaching/learning cycle and these include creativity and innovation; critical thinking and problem solving; communication and collaboration; risk taking and sustainability.