St Francis Xavier

St Francis Xavier
Small School, Big Team

Learning at St FX

The Victorian curriculum, (Foundation to Year 10) sets out what every student should learn during the first eleven years of schooling. The curriculum is the common set of knowledge and skills required by students for lifelong learning, social development and active informed citizenship.

Subjects:

  • Education in Faith
  • English
  • Maths
  • Inquiry
  • ICT/ Digital Technologies
  • Science - Biology, Chemical, Physical, Earth and Space
  • The Arts - Dance, Drama, Music, Media Arts and Visual Arts
  • LOTE - Japanese
  • Physical Education

Education In Faith

At St Francis Xavier School, we model the Gospel values and promote a community based on faith, hope and love. The caring, understanding and support for each other and the wider community is present in all that we do and all that we strive to do.

Parents and teachers and the St Francis Xavier Parish work in partnership to prepare the children for the Sacraments.

  • Reconciliation
  • Eucharist
  • Confirmation

Our students are provided with a diverse range of faith and life experiences that nurture their relationship with God.

Inquiry Learning

Inquiry-based learning is where students pose questions, investigate to find answers, build new understandings, meanings and knowledge, and then communicate their learnings to others.

This promotes higher order thinking, questioning and critical curiosity.  Children can make meaningful connections to their lives and have student voice.

At St FX the learning is differentiated and personalised to the needs of each student and hence goal setting and reflective practices are becoming embedded into our daily routine. We aim to create a positive learning experience for all children.

Everyone at St Francis Xavier School is encouraged to develop their strengths and interests in order to achieve their personal best.

St FX Learning Principles 

  1. We are committed to our faith community, fostering an environment where all teachers and students reach their potential.
  2. We are committed to a structured approach to planning an engaging curriculum which has entitlement for all and promotes high expectations for every student.
  3. We are committed to ensuring authentic learning for our students is a continuum which promotes lifelong learning, linking to the local and global community.
  4. We are committed to build leadership capacity of all teachers to ensure a culture of sharing and mutual respect, empowering every teacher to lead in Teaching and Learning.
  5. We are committed to maximising the use of technologies to optimise learning for all.
  6. We are committed to targeted, explicit teaching to ensure achievement of outcomes and to provide opportunities for growth in every student.

Maths

Maths is everywhere. We aim to teach mathematics skills and problem solving so children can apply them in their lives.

Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry and Statistics and Probability are the areas taught in the Maths program. We have a daily maths block for Prep to Year 6.

 



English

A daily literacy block at St Francis Xavier incorporates ‘The Daily 5’ principles. The Daily 5 is a framework for structuring literacy time so students develop lifelong habits of reading, writing and working independently. Daily 5 classrooms produce productive, highly engaged students who are developing a true love of literacy.