It’s not the curriculum that we offer that sets us apart, it’s the manner in which it’s delivered
Any school can teach a curriculum. Amazing schools like ours is full of teachers actively and passionately exploring the possibilities of making their teaching practice more innovative, engaging and fun at every turn. This is the single ingredient that drives the most growth in our students.
The success we attain is not only evidenced by the assessment data – but it’s seen through the smiles and joy we see on our student’s faces as a concept is grasped. This is the indefinable element that drives us as teachers to produce and grow our own teaching skills year in, year out.
At St Jude’s we develop a supportive and respectful school environment which fosters positive relationships and empowers every student to be a confident, resilient and successful learner.
St. Jude’s teachers know the core value of literacy, we have a dedicated 2 hour literacy block each day for every class. We focus on creating confident communicators, expert readers, imaginative thinkers and writers.
The St. Jude’s staff understand how critical numeracy is to a students’ lifelong learning and success in the workforce.
The St. Jude’s community supports students to discover God’s presence in their daily lives. Our teaching and learning programs are distinctly catholic as they are grounded in catholic social teaching.
Being fit, active and healthy are important components of the St. Jude’s Physical Education program. From Grade Prep through to Grade 6 our students have a weekly lesson aimed at learning and mastering a variety of physical movements and sports.
The Visual Arts program at St. Jude’s is a cornerstone of our approach to Arts education. Primary aged children love exploring art elements and learn so much about themselves through their art projects.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning is a real strength at St. Jude’s. We are one of the leading STEM schools in Catholic Education.
Languages, Music & Performing Arts
Our Language Arts program is designed to teach Italian through Music and Drama, this approach to learning is referred to as CLIL – Content and Languages Integrated Learning.
St. Jude’s is well resourced with digital technologies. All classrooms, learning areas and our STEM Centre have access to a range of devices, programs and tools.
Inquiry-based learning is a form of active learning that starts by posing questions, problems or scenarios.
Extra Curricular Activities
Getting involved in activities outside of school can help students meet new people with whom they share interests and improve their social skills as a result.