At Lisieux we aim to provide students with growing independence and life-long passion for learning.
We strive to build a joyful and nurturing educational environment. We are well-resourced, with excellent equipment and facilities; we provide a wide range of co-curricular activities; and we celebrate our faith and value our relationships.
Our curriculum planning, delivery, assessment and reporting is guided by our belief that children learn best when:
- Each individual is treated as a unique learner and given opportunities to grow as a person and as a member of the community;
- The setting for learning is safe, stimulating and nurturing;
- Learners are encouraged to strive for excellence.
A vital factor in the strength of our learning community is the quality of our teaching staff.
Our commitment is to educating the whole person and ensuring that our students flourish.
The Lisieux Curriculum has been developed to provide an excellent holistic education centred on the students and engaging them in authentic, purposeful learning; and incorporating the Victorian Curriculum, standards and priorities. Quality curriculum inspires, supports and challenges all learners. Such a curriculum equips people with the knowledge, understanding, skills, attitudes and values to take advantage of opportunity and face present and future challenges.
The school adopts a structured approach to curriculum planning that ensures a shared vision with the school on curriculum development, common documentation and common understanding of the whole school curriculum by teachers.
Underpinning our emphasis on literacy and numeracy is a strong belief that spiritual development is of paramount importance. Religious Education has a special place in the curriculum at as it reflects our unique character and focus as a Catholic school.
One of the benefits of being a smaller school community is that we can provide an environment where young people feel safe and experience a sense of connectedness. Students journey through the grades with confidence, knowing that their teachers know them and are aware of their many strengths, as well as their needs.
Organisation of the Curriculum:
The curriculum is organised around:
- Daily Literacy / Numeracy blocks (English / Mathematics / General Capabilities)
- Inquiry Learning using a trans-disciplinary approach that combines subjects
- Specialist subject lessons including Mind & Body; Library; 100 Languages; Outdoor Discovery.
- Social and Emotional Learning: Circle Time; Meditation.