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Supporting students to be their best

From Years 5 to 12, students’ growth and capabilities are enhanced across the phases of learning: from Years 5 and 6 in our primary school, Years 7 and 8, Years 9 and 10, and the senior phase of Years 11 and 12 in our secondary school. Each phase is represented by a specific focus on scholarly and social dispositions and attributes appropriate to our learners as they mature.

We believe that our teaching and learning program, as well as our complementary curriculum, prepares young people through engaging, inclusive and authentic experiences where all students are supported and encouraged to not only perform but to be the best that they can be. Our learners are resilient and future ready. They are active and informed members of their community. They have a sense of community and belonging, though are not afraid to take risks and to stand up for their principles.

Our teachers are inspiring, dedicated and engaged with excellent subject content and pedagogical expertise. Their clear and consistently high expectations of student engagement are demonstrated through their guidance and support as well as the priority that they place on encouraging strong teacher-student relationships. 

In a safe, caring, supportive and appropriately challenging learning environment, our students have opportunities to learn not only skills and in-depth understandings, but also who they are, how they belong and how they best learn.

All students in Years 5 to 12 study Religious Education as part of their academic program. Key Learning Areas of The Arts, English, Languages, Mathematics, Science, Social Science and Technology are embedded throughout the curriculum across Years 5 to 12 with increasing levels of student ownership being taken in elective subject programs as students mature and determine personal goals and aspirations. Our specialist teachers are well-resourced, are up to date with current best practice in pedagogy and show a commitment to ongoing professional learning and sharing.

One-to-one device program

Effective learning in a digital age

As a Microsoft Lighthouse School we deliver industry leading, pedagogically integrated strategies that provide seamless access to resources through whole of school approaches to digital practices and pedagogies. Our teaching, learning and pedagogy and digital practices team design and facilitate an inclusive curriculum that supports all students by focusing on knowing our learners, with purposeful attention to their prior knowledge, skilled engagement, responsive practice, formative feedback and scaffolding of learning. The School's stylus enabled touch screen devices across Years 5 to 12 support students to learn effectively and efficiently to make the most of each learning episode. 

Strategic planning 

Our Strategic Plan 2023-2025 in Teaching and Learning focuses our School to enhance the holistic learning of all students considering the multiple facets of learning, teaching, curriculum, assessment and feedback, digital pedagogy, information services and our complementary curriculum.

Learning: Build the skills and capabilities of all students to understand themselves as learners and increase their agency in the learning process. 

Teaching: Continue the strategic implementation of the Teaching for Learning framework. 

Curriculum, assessment and feedback: Implement the Australian Curriculum 5-10 with contextually appropriate assessment and feedback and with a particular focus on the Cross Curriculum Priorities and General Capabilities. 

Digital pedagogy: Promote purposeful and innovative practices in pedagogy enhanced by digital platforms. 

Information services: Develop and implement a strategic plan for reading and information literacies. 

Complementary curriculum: Deliver a diverse, inclusive and accessible co-curricular program and build opportunities that facilitate personal and cohort identity growth. 

Teaching for learning framework

Our teaching and learning framework supports a shared understanding of teaching for learning at All Hallows' through the key pillars of Responsive Practice, Academic Care and Engaged Professionalism. Our framework guides our action planning and strategies to optimise learning within the classroom environment. Please click here to learn more.

The simplest and most practical lesson I know … is to resolve to be good today – but better tomorrow. Let us take one day only in hands at a time, merely making a resolve for tomorrow. Thus we may hope to get on – taking short careful steps, not great strides.
Catherine McAuley