By connecting to the real world of students’ lives, authentic learning enables students to become lifelong learners who contribute to society and the wider world as active and discerning citizens. Authentic learning is central to our work as Catholic educators because it promotes the continual growth and wellbeing of the whole person — spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically.

At St Catherine Labouré Catholic Primary School Gymea, we engage our students with rigorous and challenging learning experiences that ignite curiosity, imagination and creativity.

We encourage our students to be active participants in their own learning and challenge them to become independent learners by:

  • setting their own learning goals
  • self-reflecting
  • being assessors of their own learning

We recognise and cater for a range of learning abilities and student readiness through a:

  • differentiated curriculum
  • flexible grouping which encompasses gifted education and diverse learning.

We empower our students to be lifelong learners. Our educators bring this to life through up-to-date and research-based pedagogy.  Students are taught to be:

  • resilient
  • self-motivated
  • independent learners