Learning and Teaching

Learning is for life not just for school. In our learning community we are focused on learning that enables us to participate fully in life in the 21st century.

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One of our core values, inspired by our Brigidine tradition, is to foster a love of learning, hope and sense of purpose. We know that strong partnerships between school and home enable student learning to be enhanced and work constantly to strengthen this important part of our work.  our school community has developed a set of aspirations to work towards a quality learning partnership to the young people at our school

Contemporary Learning

Contemporary learning at Mother of God school assists learners to:

  • Be able to manage themselves, their time and their resources,

  • Work cooperatively with all members of the learning community

  • Develop skills to make and maintain positive relationships.

  • Know how they learn and how they think

  • Become self-directed in their learning through setting goals and reflecting on achievements

  • Develop skills in the use of contemporary information and communication technologies.

We encourage learners to:

  • Question and to be curious about the world around them

  • Develop strategies to enable them to answer their questions and draw conclusions about how the world works.

  • Develop essential knowledge and skills which can be applied in new situations.

  • Use knowledge and skills to act justly and make a difference now and in the future.

We support learners by:

  • Knowing students and their families well.

  • Identifying their individual strengths and needs and responding with targeted teaching for continuous improvement.

  • Negotiating learning with students, by including student voice and choice about learning to build engagement.

  • Encouraging families to be involved in their children’s learning and the life of the school.