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Educating for the Future
The learning journey at St Matthew's honours the developmental stages in a student’s life. Based on leading educational research and the best of today’s technologies, we prepare students for the future by teaching them how to think critically and creatively, how to communicate effectively and how to lead and work both independently and collaboratively.
Educating for the Future
The Key Learning Areas
We follow the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) approved curriculum in the key learning areas of:
As a Catholic school we also have a strong religious dimension that runs through all the KLAs and is also formally recognised as the KLA of Religious Education.
St Matthew's students take part in formal Religious Education every day, based on the new Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese curriculum that is relevant to our students and to the world they live in.
At St Matthew’s, we start with the child when preparing learning experiences.
We acknowledge that children learn best when they see purpose in their learning and know the outcomes they are working to achieve. We ensure that learning experiences are responsive to children's individual needs, as learning is enhanced when students are able to relate learning activities to their everyday experience.
As the building blocks for all learning, we have a strong focus on Literacy and Numeracy throughout our learning and teaching programs.
Literacy activities at St Matthew's are focused on students developing knowledge, skills and understanding of the English language and literature, which has a wider role as a means of learning in all Key Learning Areas.
Students who require additional assistance may participate in Reading Recovery, an early literacy intervention program.
At St Matthew's we are committed to ensuring every student develops a solid foundation in numeracy. Our expert teachers work with students to help them analyse and solve problems in the areas of space, measurement and number. Numeracy also involves the study of patterns and relationships, and provides a means of communication.
Students are supported and challenged as required, through the Extending Mathematical Understanding intervention program and a variety of maths enrichment opportunities.
We offer a varied curriculum that is engaging and relevant!
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