Curriculum

St. John’s curriculum is planned using Victorian Curriculum, developed by the Education Department and mandated by the Sandhurst Catholic Education Office.

English

The english curriculum aims to ensure that students:

 

learn to listen to, read, view, speak, write, create and reflect on increasingly complex and sophisticated spoken, written and multimodal texts across a growing range of contexts with accuracy, fluency and purpose

Appreciate, enjoy and use the English language in all its variations and develop a sense of its richness and power to evoke feelings, convey information, form ideas, facilitate interaction with others, entertain, persuade and argue.

Mathematics

The Mathematics curriculum aims to ensure that students:

Develop useful mathematical and numeracy skills for everyday life.

See connections and apply mathematical concepts, skills and processes to pose and solve problems in mathematics and in other disciplines and context.

Acquire specialist knowledge and skills in mathematics that provide for further study in the discipline.

Students in years F-4 follow the Stepping Stones program. Students in years 5-6 follow the Math Pathways program.

Religious Education

The Religious Education and Faith development is a life long process. St. John’s school contributes this by:

 

Fostering within students a growing understanding of their relationship with God.

Helping students to understand their Catholic Faith tradition.

Helping students appreciate different faith traditions.

Enabling students to participate in the life of the Catholic community through liturgical celebrations and active service and support to others.

Digital Technologies

Our use of technology in teaching and learning aims to expand the learning environment beyond the walls of the classroom, to give students capability to collaborate, share information and experiences and take control of their learning in ways not previously possible.

The 1:1 digital program provides every student in year 3 to 6 access to his or her own digital device in a wireless environment. Our junior classes from Foundation to Year 2 are equipped with iPads. This provision allows students to access a myriad of learning programs and information in a controlled environment. 

Japanese

The Languages curriculum aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to ensure that students:

Communicate in the language they are learning.

Understand the relationship between language, culture and learning

develop intercultural capabilities.

Understand themselves as communicators.

Bluearth

Physical activity plays an important role in health, and has major positive effects on human growth and development. It has been shown to greatly impact positive mental health, reduce anxiety and depression, and increase enjoyment and a sense of wellbeing. The Bluearth program aims to use fun, physical activities and movement to enhance the self-esteem and general health of school-aged children. Rather than emphasise winning and losing, the program concentrates on individuals reaching their own potential and working within a team.

Science

The Science curriculum provides opportunities for students to develop an understanding of important scientific concepts and processes, the practices used to develop scientific knowledge, the contribution of science to our culture and society, and its applications in our lives. The curriculum supports students to develop the scientific knowledge, understandings and skills to make informed decisions about local, national and global issues and to participate, if they so wish, in science-related careers.

Music 

Music curriculum aims to develop students':

Confidence to be creative, innovative, thoughtful, skilful and informed musicians

Skills to listen, improvise, compose, interpret, perform, and respond with intent and purpose

Aesthetic knowledge and respect for music and music practices across global communities, cultures and musical traditions

Understanding of music as an aural art form, its relationship with other arts forms  and contributions to cultures and societies.

Visual Arts

The Visual Arts curriculum aims to develop students’:

Conceptual and perceptual ideas and expressions through design and inquiry processes.

Visual arts techniques, materials, processes and technologies.

Respect for visual arts as social and cultural practices, including industry practices.

Confidence, curiosity, imagination and enjoyment and a personal aesthetic through engagement with visual arts making, viewing, discussing, analysing, interpreting and evaluating.

Library

Students enjoy the opportunity to be immersed in literature, whilst learning the daily operations of how libraries function. 

Students develop an interest in skills in 

inquiring into the aesthetics aspect of texts, and develop an informed appreciation of literature.

Assessment

St John's School utilizes and follows the Victorian Curriculum standards and guidelines. 

Reporting

Reporting

St John's School Euroa follows VCAA requirements for reporting twice a year to our parents. In conjunction with the Victorian Curriculum achievement standards.

Reports are issued to parents and carers on the Parent Access Module regarding student's achievement and progress against the achievement standards.

St John's School also meets twice a year with Parents and Carers in Parent Teacher Interviews in non-reporting terms as another way of reporting back to the Parents and Carers.