As an effective learning community, our learning and teaching is grounded in our Vision Statement:
Mary Immaculate School, a dynamic and caring community committed to enacting our faith;
inspiring, challenging and engaging lifelong learners.
(excellence, integrity, inclusiveness, respect)
At Mary Immaculate School, every young person knows that they are valued and celebrated for ‘who they are’ and ‘where they are’ on their learning journey. In a stimulating, positive and supportive child-centred environment, our students develop the positive dispositions of the Habits of Mind and the Growth Mindset, enabling them to be motivated and curious, lifelong learners. Through being provided with opportunities to be successful and purposeful learners, each student develops the skills of collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving.
Learning and Teaching
The highly skilled teachers at Mary Immaculate School support, enable and engage our learners through effectively implementing the Victorian Curriculum. Our learning and teaching programs focus on the core learning areas of English, Mathematics, The Humanities – History, Geography and Civics and Citizenship, Health, and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). In addition to the rich learning happening within these areas, all students from Prep to Year 6, participate in our broad and engaging, weekly specialist lessons:
- Science – take a look at our fabulous Mary Immaculate Science Week website for lots of ‘cool Science stuff’!
- Physical Education
- Visual Arts – take a look at our Digital Visual Arts Exhibition showcasing our students’ amazing artworks throughout 2020
- Digital Technologies
- Performing Arts – listen to the song, ‘Friends and Dreams’, written and performed by our amazing Performing Arts teacher and graduating students of 2019
The Capabilities of Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical, Intercultural and Personal and Social, are explicitly taught, developed and supported across all learning areas.
The use of contemporary learning devices – computers (PCs, MacBooks, Chromebooks, iPads), digital cameras, robotics and interactive whiteboards – are integrated as appropriate across all learning areas, for all year levels.
Our students’ assessment and learning progress is reported formally to parents through the Semester Reports and parent/teacher conferences.
All staff at Mary Immaculate Primary School participate in ongoing professional learning to ensure that our students are engaged in authentic, relevant and contemporary learning experiences.