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  • Your Child's Learning

    Each Catholic secondary school aims to give your child a foundation of faith, values, knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for lifelong learning.

    At secondary level your child's learning focuses on the development of more complex and sophisticated thinking in areas of logical reasoning, critical analysis and reflection, creative thinking and problem solving.

    The emphasis is on fostering your child's independence as a learner and further developing his/her ability to organise ideas and information and apply practical skills as appropriate. S/he will be encouraged to participate in situations and problems that relate to real life and to work with the local community and other useful resources outside the school. In addition, s/he will explore and identify possible pathways for future learning.

    The student is at the centre of all learning arrangements in Catholic schools. Catholic schools recognise that students are individuals, each with his/her own distinctive learning styles. Teachers cater for the diverse needs of students, designing learning experiences to help your child develop knowledge, skills and understandings in all areas of learning.

    Contemporary Learning

    In their approach to contemporary learning, teachers in Catholic schools:

    • aim to ensure all students will make progress and succeed
    • enable students to develop deep understandings about the world and how to operate effectively in that world
    • build capacity for lifelong learning
    • use an inquiry learning approach to develop independent learning and the ability to make connections between ideas, areas of knowledge and experiences
    • create flexible learning opportunities in response to different learning styles
    • encourage learners to think and work creatively, explore and experiment, plan and reflect, communicate and collaborate
    • create learning opportunities in different environments within and beyond the classroom.

    Our schools provide facilities that enable your child to use and develop his/her skills in various technologies, as well as to learn in engaging and effective ways.