HCCS has inspired and taught children for 30 years and is served by a delightful team of teachers and support staff who value children and seek to nurture young minds. The engaging learning climate promotes curiosity, discovery, independence and smiles with respectful relationships between adults and children immediately evident. Over 460 students from the Early Learning Centre (ELC) to Year 8 attend this co-educational school.
At St Catherine's we value commitment to a shared educational vision of working collaboratively at every opportunity. Together we foster an environment where learning is valued, promoted and celebrated. We provide an environment that inspires learning through innovative and creative teaching pedagogy catering for all students. In this way, we believe every student is capable of successful learning and they will develop the skills to take responsibility for their learning. We promote a culture of inquiry and value the importance of positive and caring relationships.
At St Catherine's we view children as active citizens and are observant of their voice in our daily interactions. Engaging with children's voices and involving the children in the learning process, deepens their experiences as it becomes child centred and relevant to their experiences.
At St Catherine's we offer a curriculum that is student centered with an emphasis on building relationships and sharing new knowledge. We are committed to the implementation of innovative and contemporary teaching practices that aim to meet the needs of students through honouring their active engagement, providing differentiation and the integration of the Australian Curriculum.
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT's) are embedded into the nine learning areas. Our specialist teachers are in the areas of Music and Drama, Italian and Physical Education.
Schooling takes up a large proportion of an individual’s life; many hours, days and years are spent in formal education laying foundations and building upon these foundations with the ultimate aim of developing well balanced, positive life-long learners.
At St. Michael’s we are acutely aware of this responsibility and therefore endeavour to offer quality schooling within a friendly, caring and supportive environment underpinned by our Christian faith.
One of the many qualities of this community is the acceptance of its members to reflect upon, analyse and evaluate the programmes that are offered, from academic through to social/emotional and spiritual.
An effective school cannot allow itself to become complacent. This desire to be as strong a school as possible has seen us over the last few years develop a curriculum that has literacy, numeracy and Christian studies as ‘foundational pillars’ with the International Baccalaureate programme providing the curriculum framework.