Our school’s pedagogy reflects the overarching principles and approach to learning outlined in the Sydney Catholic Schools’ Statement on Authentic Learning. 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 Mary’s Catholic Primary School Concord strives to live the gospel values as it builds its future based on ‘faith, hope and love’. Our vision for learning, ‘Open Minds, Open Hearts, Open Hands’, underpins the ongoing development of our method of teaching.
As a faith filled learning community, we work as a team to provide opportunities for the whole child to reach their full potential. In recognising and celebrating the academic, social, emotional, creative, spiritual and physical capabilities of each child, we encourage a sense of wonder, curiosity and passion for learning.
As a faith filled learning community, we value and respect each person’s dignity and individuality acknowledging that we are all created in the image of God. We place a strong emphasis on the wellbeing of the school community by creating a safe and supportive learning environments that promote optimism, risk taking and resilience.
As a faith filled learning community, we provide a spirit of collaboration and inclusiveness where all members are challenged, engaged and appreciated.