By connecting to the real world of students’ lives, authentic learning enables students to become lifelong learners who contribute to society and the wider world as active and discerning citizens. Authentic learning is central to our work as Catholic educators because it promotes the continual growth and wellbeing of the whole person — spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically.

St Charles Catholic Primary School Ryde Learning approachAt St Charles Catholic Primary School Ryde we believe:

  • Students will be challenged and supported in their personal learning journey, in an environment where high but realistic expectations are communicated and maintained.
  • A quality learning environment exists where assessments are used to inform teaching and learning, and effective and timely feedback is given.
  • Engaging and challenging opportunities should be given to enhance the capacity for students to learn and make connections to the real world.
  • Effective learning takes place through differentiated learning and enrichment opportunities which cater for individual needs.
  • The environment is stimulating when educational resources are attractive, appealing and encourage inquiry-based learning.
  • Students see themselves as learners who build upon prior learning and experience in order to develop knowledge, skills, values and attitudes which promote intellectual quality.
  • Students are provided with opportunities to reflect on and discuss their learning and successes.
  • Effective teaching and learning takes place when there is communication between teachers, students, parents, the parish and the wider community.
  • Teachers are positive and enthusiastic and are provided with opportunities for their own professional development and reflective practices.