St Lucy’s is a registered primary school with the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES). Students at St Lucy’s undertake a breadth of learning across the Curriculum in the Key Learning Areas of English, Mathematics, Creative and Practical Arts, Human Society and its Environment, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education, and Science and Technology.
We believe that students learn best by doing and utilise a range of teaching methods to motivate and engage them in their learning.
Spirituality is encompassed in all that we do. The students come together as a community to pray, celebrate and sing. Spiritual learning is provided in class and a Sacramental Program is available.
Creative Arts is a central part of the St Lucy’s curriculum. Specialist staff in the areas of Drama, Dance, Music and Visual Arts guide the children to find new ways to express their ideas and build their technical skills to communicate what they learn, think and wonder.
The children also enjoy an expansive Physical Education curriculum including swimming, athletics, ball skills and bike riding taught by a trained Physical Education teacher.
It is through our broad approach to education that students find and develop their individual interests, passions and gifts and acquire essential skills and knowledge for life.
In addition to our in-class academic programs, St Lucy’s provides other opportunities for learning including:
- Support Services designed to support staff and students and delivered by our expert Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, and School Psychologist
- Individual Reading and Mathematics programs coordinated by our expert Literacy and Numeracy teacher
- Extra–curricular Creative Arts programs including All Abilities Dance, Art and Theatre Projects, and Holiday programs
- Opportunities for play with mainstream peers through a range of play programs including the Buddy Program
- Support for families through our Pastoral Care Team, OASIS group and workshops
- Positive Behaviour Support led by a Positive Behaviour Support Team
Individual Educational Programs (IEPS)
We work collaboratively with families including bi-annual meetings to develop individual goals for students which form the priority for their learning. Progress on these goals is monitored through careful and detailed assessment and is reported twice yearly in school reports. A student’s progress over the course of their time at St Lucy’s is tracked using a range of published and school developed diagnostic assessments.