Senior School Learning Community

St Francis is committed to providing a senior school learning community built around the principles of personalised learning.  Our senior school environment engages our students and give them independence and flexibility in their learning. We believe that students should be able to learn in teams, collaboratively, as a class, a whole community or independently.  We believe that students should be able to share learning experiences with their classmates and the wider community.

Building future leaders

Welcome to the senior classrooms at St Francis! In this crucial phase of your child’s education, we provide a dynamic and engaging environment where students can explore, discover, and develop their skills to their fullest potential.  During these school years, St Francis staff recognise that every student is unique, and our curriculum is designed to foster holistic development. Our dedicated teachers create an inclusive and supportive atmosphere, encouraging intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and a love for learning.

Academically, we offer a comprehensive range of subjects, including English, Mathematics, Science, The Arts and Health and Physical Education. Our curriculum emphasises building a strong foundation in core subjects while also incorporating interdisciplinary approaches to encourage cross-curricular connections.

In English, students will develop their reading, writing, and communication skills through a variety of literature, grammar, and composition activities. Mathematics will challenge children to think logically, solve problems, and apply mathematical concepts to real-life situations. In science, they will explore the natural world, conducting experiments and developing scientific inquiry skills. Inquiry studies will take them on a journey through history, geography, and civics, enabling students to understand the world and their place within it. Additionally, studying Italian (L.O.T.E) classes will introduce students to different cultures and expand your linguistic abilities.

Beyond academics, we believe in nurturing well-rounded individuals. Our co-curricular activities encompass sports, arts, music, drama, and technology, offering children an opportunities to explore their passions and develop valuable life skills such as teamwork, creativity, and leadership.

We understand the importance of character development and the cultivation of values. Our school promotes a positive and respectful environment, fostering empathy, integrity, and social responsibility. We encourage students to actively participate in community service initiatives, promoting a sense of compassion and global citizenship.

In the senior classrooms, we believe that education extends beyond the classroom walls. We organise excursions and educational outings to have guest speakers to provide practical and hands-on learning experiences. We also embrace technology as a tool for learning, incorporating digital resources and interactive platforms into our teaching methods.

As children progress through our senior primary school years, we aim to prepare them for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Our goal is to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in the next phase of their educational journey and become confident, inquistive learners.

We are excited to embark on this educational adventure with you, and we look forward to inspiring and empowering your children to reach their full potential at St Francis Primary.