Learning at St Robert's

 

Learning and Teaching at St Robert’s is centred around the new education framework for all Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Melbourne - Horizons of Hope. We embrace the framework’s central message: ‘Learning Brings Hope’.

 

Our teachers strive for best teaching practice, offering high quality and differentiated learning programs for all students to experience academic, spiritual and emotional growth and success. Based on the Victorian Curriculum, learning and teaching programs are personalised to meet each student’s learning needs. The use of learning intentions and success criteria promote targeted teacher, student and peer feedback of student learning and assist students to set and work towards achieving future learning goals.

 

Emphasis on acquiring fundamental skills in reading, writing and numeracy is a strength of our school. Daily Reading, Writing and Mathematics blocks provide opportunities for whole class and small group explicit instruction as well as independent and collaborative group tasks. Reading Recovery (Year 1) and Levelled Literacy Intervention (Years 3 - 6) form part of our intervention strategies for reading.

 

Professional Learning for all staff is pivotal to ensure curriculum delivery is contemporary, engaging and purposeful. As a result, ‘The Big Write’ and ‘SMART Spelling’ are some of the new programs that add value to the school’s curriculum.

 

At St Robert’s, we are committed to blending the best traditional teaching methods with contemporary approaches to learning. Components of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) are evident in the school’s curriculum design and enable the learning areas of Humanities and Science to be investigative and personalised. This approach to inquiry learning, and the incorporation of our Years 3 to 6 Bring Your Own Device: iPad Program, promote 21st century education skills for all students: communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.