For children to be successful at school, students need to be engaged, their learning environment needs to foster learning and communication is important.
You can read our Teaching and Learning Statement in more detail.
During the school year a number of opportunities are provided for parents to be informed of their child’s learning. As a school we value working in partnership with parents to meet the educational and social and emotional needs of each student. Both learning and well-being goals are developed for each student to ensure they have successful experiences at school. Teachers draw upon data and monitor progress regularly to report on student learning.
The school provides each child in Year 2-6 with their own laptop to use for their learning. Students in Year 2-6 have access to the Office 365 Suite of programs and are allocated individual log in details to ensure access to their school work at home. Students in Year 4-6 are also using OneNote to support their learning, both at school and at home.
As a Catholic school, Our Lady of the Visitation teaches Religious Education. Through formal Religious Education lessons and through celebrating together as a community, students are invited into a personal relationship with God. Children develop an understanding of the Catholic faith and its teaching, based on Dominican tradition. We also strive to create an active faith community that promotes equity and justice for all, while developing socially just people who make positive contributions to our world. Teachers use the Crossways Curriculum and the Made in the Image of God Program to invite students into rich faith experiences.