Catholic Education South Australia

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Pedagogy

Our Lady of Mt Carmel has two key Pedagogy Documents:

The School Centred Pedagogy was created by teaching staff and parents to explain our teaching methodology.

The Student-Centred Pedagogy was created by students to describe how they can achieve their personal learning goals.

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Curriculum

The school utilises the Australian Curriculum, which provides the content descriptions and learning outcomes for students in Reception to Year 6. In addition, we access the Catholic Education South Australia (CESA) 'Crossways' curriculum to inform our teaching and learning of Religious Education.

The nine Key Learning Areas are:

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • The Arts (Music and Drama)
  • Languages (Japanese)
  • Science
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Society and the Environment
  • Design and Technology

 

As a Catholic school, we offer religious education in the Catholic tradition, offering opportunities for children to learn about our loving God and to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through the teachings and message of the Gospel. Prayer is integral to the life of Christians. Children have regular opportunities to participate in and lead prayers and rituals within their classroom and for larger gatherings.

In partnership with the Albert Park / Pennington Parish and Our Lady Queen of Peace School, the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Holy Communion are celebrated each year.

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Assessment / Reporting:

Assessment takes many forms and is an ongoing process completed by teachers throughout the year. Students will also undertake a variety of assessments and diagnostic tests. Early Years Assessments and NAPLAN are government-mandated assessments and take place at designated points within your child's schooling.  Similarly, we conduct a variety of other assessments on an annual basis to track academic progress and growth. Formalised Parent-Teacher Conversations take place at the end of Terms 1 and 3.

Formal written reports are provided at the end of Terms 2 and 4.