Learning Opportunities and Support

Information Communication Learning Technology

The implementation of Information Communication Learning Technology throughout St Cecilia’s is ongoing. Each classroom now has a minimum ratio of 1 device for every 3 students. All classrooms and the Library are equipped with Interactive Whiteboard/Projectors. Children have opportunities to participate in range of digital technologies including research, word processing, skill development, web design and on line learning with activities integrated into Key Learning Areas.

Gifted and High Achievers

St Cecilia’s is committed to the education of gifted/high ability students in an inclusive setting. Challenge Based Learning (CBL) is the Framework used to integrate learning with inquiry. CBL applies contemporary learning with technology to provide learning opportunities that challenge students to solve real life problems that involve analysis, synthesis and evaluative skills..

We also provide activities designed to:

Expand Interests Activities designed to broaden student interests, identify talents and incorporate the perspectives, contributions and experiences of the full range of students, include Chess Club, Musicals, Sports Days, Camps, Art/Drama festivals and Robotics.

Enhance Education Activities that introduce students to higher order level thinking activities to extend students opportunities to participate in school and regional events or competitions include the Da Vinci Decathlon, Future Problem Solving and Maths challenges, Maths Olympiad and Debating. .

Learning Support

Specialist learning support is offered to children at St Cecilia’s who have specific or general learning needs. The learning support team works in collaboration with classroom teachers to provide support and assistance for students. The team consists of a Learning Support Teacher working two days a week and two learning support assistants on two days a week.

Library

The Library is an integral part of learning at St Cecilia’s and is under the leadership of the Teacher/Librarian. Children have access and are actively encouraged to borrow books, use technology and use library resources during the school day. The library has many laptops for student use. The library is open at lunchtime each Tuesday and Wednesday for the children to use the facilities. Each class has a weekly library / multimedia lesson and teachers have access to the library during class time.