Excellence in Education for all
Learning is a moral purpose and curriculum is our core business. Corpus Christi is committed to the development of a lifelong journey of learning and study that enhances the lived experiences of all.
We are supported by the Catholic Schools Office, Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, which exists to educate and form young people in Catholic discipleship, offering the experiences of following Jesus as members of a Catholic community.
- A curriculum that provides a Catholic world view across all key learning areas
- A large emphasis on the social and emotional development of each student, building self-confidence and positive self-esteem
- Ethos which supports family values and education
- Encouragement and support for students to achieve excellence in all subject areas
- Quality teaching resources across all curriculum areas
- Developing students’ knowledge through problem solving, creativity, collaborative and communication in a 21st century world
- Integrated Digital Technology across all curriculum areas
- Differentiated curriculum to meet the needs of all students
- Development of a growth mindset.
KEY LEARNING AREAS
Primary school is split into four stages:
- Early stage 1 – Kindergarten
- Stage 1 – Years 1 and 2
- Stage 2 – Years 3 and 4
- Stage 3 – Years 5 and 6
Corpus Christi offers a complete set of study areas to its students. For more information, click on the areas below:
- Religious Education
- Science and Technology
- Human Society and its Environment (HSIE) History, Geography
- Creative and Performing Arts
- Personal Development/Health/Physical Education (PDHPE)
Each key learning area is taught within the NSW curriculum, which Education Standards developed. English and Mathematics make up about 50 per cent of the school week – this is equivalent to at least 12 hours each week. Religion is taught daily for 30 minutes. The other subjects are spread throughout the week with each subject accounting for 90 minutes learning time a week.
Class teachers at Corpus Christi implement the NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum in all KLAs, providing explicit teaching and learning experiences, which develop positive values and attitudes towards the use and study of each subject.
The Learning Support Teacher will assist in the assessment of students’ literacy and numeracy levels and will support the classroom teacher so that opportunities for curriculum differentiation are implemented to ensure all students have access to the curriculum and that individual literacy and numeracy needs are being met. They will also assist with the development of special programs for students with disabilities, when required.
The Learning Support Assistant will assist the class teacher within the classroom context or on a one-to-one or small group basis, following programs devised by the class teacher and/or LST.
The Teacher Librarian will support the classroom teacher through provision of programs of work to complement what is being taught in the classroom and by providing further opportunities to develop skills in information technology.
The Library Assistant will assist in the development of literacy by assisting in the retrieval of resources and assisting students to locate suitably levelled books.
Parent and Community volunteers are encouraged to assist classroom teachers during the day in activities such as reading groups in the English teaching session, Art activities, Science activities and so on. Learning goals in English and Mathematics are communicated with parents and activities are provided to assist with practise of the skills at home.