Our approach to learning

For the love of knowledge.

Supporting each child on their own learning journey

St Peter’s Woodlands supports children on their own learning journey through the delivery of a progressive curriculum.

Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI)

Our commitment to deliver exceptional teaching, with a strong focus on teaching literacy and numeracy skills through the delivery of EDI programs, enables children to set the foundations in their early years.

By explicitly teaching literacy and numeracy skills, students have the tools at their disposal to help them learn how to conduct inquiry, communicate ideas, and to be problem solvers.

Inquiry-Based Learning

At St Peter’s Woodlands we use an inquiry-based learning approach to help students take an active role in the learning process.  Inquiry-based learning is an approach to learning that emphasises the student’s role in the learning process. Rather than the teacher telling students what they need to know, students are encouraged to explore the material, ask questions, and share ideas. This helps students build their understanding through authentic and real world contexts.

Specialist Curriculum

Together with exceptional classroom teachers, the delivery of the curriculum at St Peter’s Woodlands is supported by a broad range of specialist teaching staff.

Children experience specialist lessons in Art, Music, Physical Education, STEM, Library and Japanese. They also benefit from accessing specialist Information Technology teachers and Digital Technologies teachers.

With solid foundational building blocks in place, we believe children can develop their independence and social skills, explore new opportunities and follow their passions.

Project RISE

Project RISE is a bespoke learning framework developed by St Peter’s Woodlands and designed to provide the very best learning environment and outcomes for each and every student.

Project RISE aims to develop a culture in which there is a clear and collective understanding of the valued and sought-after outcomes of education and the character strengths developed as a result of that education, underpinning and driving everything we do at school, including the Australian Curriculum content, the timetable, how we assess students, communication with parents, reporting and most important of all the pedagogical style of every member of staff. By using a combination of the this, and actively seeking feedback from our students to monitor the effectiveness of our teaching, St Peter’s Woodlands is committed to paving the way for a successful learning journey for each and every child.

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