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1. Relationships and a personal approach

‘Known by your name.’ Our students are valued for who they are and what they bring to our school community, teachers make it their mission to get to know the whole child, personally, socially and academically; we provide an environment that enables students to thrive. Staff know students and their families and are always accessible and approachable.

2. Evidence-based learning programs

Our students know about their learning. Our staff use multiple data sources to target learning at the point of need. Students know where they are going, how they are going and where to next in their learning. Students know how to be successful learners. We welcome mistakes and celebrate success.

3. Innovation

Our staff are continually working to improve and enhance pedagogical practice. Professional learning and development opportunities ensure our staff are provided with the knowledge and skills to address the needs of students and ensure learning success.

4. Diverse and rich community

Our Catholic faith community welcomes a rich diversity of cultures who all value and support education for future success. We cater for all student needs and celebrate diversity as it enriches the learning for all in our school community. We welcome and embrace new arrival and refugees families sharing in their stories and healing.

5. Rich history, vibrant future

Our history is built upon the strong foundations of Catholic education of the past which embraces faith, community and service. Our future seeks to mould globally aware and responsible citizens who value the dignity of each person.

6. Community Partnerships

Our educational philosophy is based on the latest research and evidence about how successful schools operate. We partner with organisations such as; Australian Catholic University, Berry Street, St Vincent de Paul’s, AMAZE, Hume Global Learning, Spectrum, Bank First, Catholic Education Melbourne, ACARA, ACER (Australian Council of Educational Research) and many other community and educational organisations.

7. Opportunities for more

Our school provides a range of extra-curricular opportunities. From our P-6 one to one device program, (at no expense to parents), to our whole school camp program, lunchtime clubs, private music lessons and after school care program, we have much to offer.

8. School size

Our school is a two stream school, 2 classes per level.  It is the smallest of the two neighbouring Catholic schools in the area, with approx 350 students in attendance. Our school size is our point of difference as it is what makes our school unique and special in this region.

9. School Location

Our school is set in a quiet cul-de-sac in suburban Gladstone Park. Our safe and secure location ensures a sense of community and ease of access for our families. Our gated community supports our work in Child Safety.

10. Our place in Melbourne

Our location within the local community of Gladstone Park, less than 17 km from the Melbourne CBD ensures easy access to public transport allowing us to access a range of activities to support learning. Our location is close to Mickleham Road, Tullamarine Freeway, Gladstone Park and Airport West Shopping Centres, local libraries and sporting facilities ensuring our students can experience a range of learning opportunities outside of our school.

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