At Liwara Catholic Primary School, the curriculum is designed to ensure that all students gain the knowledge, skills and deep understandings required for success in 21st Century society. Children are exposed to a broad range of learning experiences. We believe that as we live in a rapidly changing world experiencing many environmental and social challenges, it is vital that students are given the conceptual and practical tools which will enable them to take their place as fully functioning members of an increasingly complex society.
The learning programs at Liwara are flexible and practical. All children have the opportunity to actively participate in the subjects and their connection with other learning areas.
Our Curriculum includes:
- Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Health, HASS Humanities and Social Sciences, & Technologies
- Speciality Subjects: The Arts – Music & Visual Arts, Physical Education, Science, Languages – Italian,
The students, teachers and community of Liwara Catholic Primary School recognise that there are other elements of the curriculum experienced by students including:
- Spiritual enrichment - whole school prayer; class prayer; whole school Masses; Sacramental programs; Parish celebrations
- Cultural activities - Multi-cultural days; Harmony Day
- Extra-curricular sport - Inter-school sports carnivals
- Artistic activities - drama, musical productions, rock band, choir
- Enrichment Programs – Tournament of the Minds, Spelling bee
We believe that our students at Liwara Catholic Primary School will:
- develop the knowledge, skills, processes and attitude which will allow them to live in an increasingly complex world and be able to solve problems occurring from their own life experiences;
- receive a solid basis of knowledge and understanding in all key learning areas with the realisation that their knowledge could be subject to change as they discover more about themselves and their world;
- develop thinking skills allowing them to solve a variety of problems in the ‘real world’;
- realise the opportunities of becoming a lifelong learner;
- develop the knowledge, skills, processes and attitudes necessary for them to make informed choices about their further education and careers in the context of a world of increasing social and environmental complex interdependencies;
- experience the social benefits of working in cooperation with others;
- become active participants in an interdependent world through informed decision making;
The staff of Liwara Catholic Primary School believe that our learning programs should be as flexible and practical as possible so that all students have the opportunity to actively participate in curriculum areas and their integration with other key learning areas. In order to meet the future needs of the student, today’s curriculum must not only be outcomes focused but also must:
- be relevant to students’ future needs and the needs of society;
- embrace/utilise new opportunities as they arise and maximise the use of thinking skills and the ability to evaluate outcomes;
- be focussed on the development of the ‘whole’ child;
- present a contextual experience for developing skills such as teamwork, consultation, valuing diversity and communicating.