STAGES OF LEARNING
At Our Lady Help of Christians Parish Primary School we recognise student learning is a continuum from Years Prep to 10, and different students develop at different rates, they broadly progress through three stages of learning from:
Years Prep to 4 – Laying the foundations
In these years the curriculum focuses on developing the fundamental knowledge, skills and behaviours in literacy and numeracy and other areas including physical and social capacities which underpin all future learning.
Years 5 to 8 – Building breadth and depth
In these years students progress beyond the foundations and their literacy and numeracy becomes more developed. An expanded curriculum program provides the basis for in depth learning.
Assessment against the different standards from Prep to Year 10 enables teachers, schools and parents to form a clear picture of student progress throughout the stages of learning from Years Prep to 10. The Standards include standards for student achievement at six levels over the 11 years of compulsory schooling.