Introduction

At Our Lady Star of the Sea we believe that children learn best:

  • in a climate of trust and mutual respect where teachers, children and parents inspire and encourage each other
  • when there is time to reflect on their personal, academic, social and spiritual journey
  • in a nurturing environment where they are actively engaged in a range of opportunities that are purposeful and challenging
  • when activities are enjoyable and offered in a safe comfortable and secure place where children feel valued
  • when there is a diverse range of teaching/learning experiences that will enable the children to achieve their full potential.

Curriculum

We follow the NSW Board of Studies Curriculum in the Key Learning Areas and the Diocese of Broken Bay Curriculum (K-12) for Religious Education.

The stages of development are as follows:

  • Early Stage 1 (Kindergarten)
  • Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)
  • Stage 2 (Years 3 and 4)
  • Stage 3 (Years 5 and 6)

Parents are given the opportunity to meet with their child’s teacher in a formal interview twice a year. Further interviews can be arranged as required.

Areas of Study

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science and Technology
  • Religious Education
  • Human Society and its Environment (HSIE)
  • Creative Arts
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)

Students also work with specialist teachers once a week for:

  • Physical Education
  • Library
  • Japanese

Term Overviews for each Year

To stay in touch with the specific learning topics each term for your child, go to Term Overviews  and find the relevant “Year” overview.  These overviews will be sent out via the school app as well as added to this webpage quarterly so you can stay informed.  Please take the opportunity to peruse them so you can engage in relevant discussion and build on your child’s learning in class within their home environment.

Learning Support

Our Learning Support teacher is actively present in classrooms supporting both students with specific needs and equipping teachers to cater for all students in an inclusive approach to special needs. A team of Learning Support Assistants complements  programs to support students – each of whom works closely with classroom teachers.

Interesting websites:

NSW Board of Studies

School A – Z (NSW Department of Education)