Introduction

Our Philosophy of Education

“Tomorrow’s world may be influenced by science and technology, but more than anything, is taking shape in the minds and bodies of our children” Kofi Annan

At Resurrection we believe in creating a learning community where the parish, teachers, students and their families work in a partnership that, where appropriate, will expand to include business, industry and the wider community. We recognize that it is our task to lay the foundation for a life long journey in learning and faith development.

As children journey through Resurrection Catholic Primary School it is our goal to develop fully the talents and capacities that will eventually form the basis of a successful adult life. Specifically children will:

  • have the capacity for, and skills in, analysis and problem solving and the ability to communicate ideas and information, to plan and organise activities and to collaborate with others
  • have qualities of self-confidence, optimism, high self-esteem, and a commitment to personal excellence which will form a basis for their potential life roles as family, community and workforce members
  • have the capacity to exercise judgement and responsibility in matters of morality, ethics and social justice, and the capacity to make sense of their world, to think about how things got to be the way they are, to make rational and informed decisions about their own lives and to accept responsibility for their own actions
  • be active and informed citizens with an understanding and appreciation of Australia’s system of government and civic life
  • develop a creative awareness of the work environment, as a foundation for, and positive attitudes towards, vocational education and training, further education, employment and life-long learning.
  • be confident, creative and productive users of new technologies, particularly information and communication technologies, and understand the impact of those technologies on society
  • have an understanding of, and concern for, stewardship of the natural environment, and the knowledge and skills to contribute to ecologically sustainable development
  • have the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to establish and maintain a healthy lifestyle, and for the creative and satisfying use of leisure time

In terms of curriculum, students should have:

  • attained high standards of knowledge, skills and understanding through a comprehensive and balanced curriculum encompassing all areas of the curriculum.
  • attained the skills of Numeracy and English literacy; such that, every student should be numerate, able to read, write, spell and communicate at an appropriate level
  • participated in and activities which foster and develop a resilience and skills which will allow them maximum flexibility and adaptability in the future

Schooling should be socially just, so that:

  • students’ outcomes from schooling are free from the effects of negative forms of discrimination based on sex, language, culture and ethnicity, religion or disability; and of differences arising from students’ socio-economic background or geographic location.
  • the learning outcomes of educationally disadvantaged students are catered for and that they are given every opportunity to improve.
  • all students understand and acknowledge the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures to Australian society and possess the knowledge, skills and understanding to contribute to and benefit from, reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
  • all students understand and acknowledge the value of cultural and linguistic diversity, and possess the knowledge, skills and understanding to contribute to, and benefit from, such diversity in the Australian community and internationally.
  • all students have access to the high quality education necessary to enable the completion of school education to Year 12 or its vocational equivalent and that provides clear and recognised pathways to employment and further education and training.