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.
At St Jerome’s Catholic Primary School Punchbowl, our student centred learning approach is based on the latest teaching expectations from the NSW teaching syllabus.
Teachers are encouraged to develop programs that are rich and engaging. Our learning environments are stimulating and encouraging yet offer challenges and opportunities for higher order thinking.
We aim to ensure varied learning experiences by delivering a challenging curriculum which encourages students to take risks and experience new opportunities in partnership with the students, parents and parish.