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Learning at St Peter Claver
 
The staff at St Peter Claver College 0J7A8162.jpg(SPCC) uphold a vision to teach, challenge and transform. Learning is founded on close, respectful, trusting relationships between teachers and students as well as a three-way partnership that includes parents and carers. Students pursue a lifelong learning journey mutually supported by collaboratively designed learning experiences and caring and insightful feedback. We uphold the belief that “every learner can achieve success in life and learning where diversity is valued and shared wisdom contributes to decision-making that enriches and enlivens our world”. Learning experiences are designed “to enable students to be successful, creative and confident, active and informed and empowered to shape and enrich our world”.
 
“We educate the whole person in community: Created in the image and likeness of God who develops spiritually, physically, socially, emotionally, morally and cognitively”.
 
Quotations are from Brisbane Catholic Education’s Learning and Teaching Framework
 
Curriculum Overview
 

The SPCC curriculum offers a rich tapestry of learning experiences appropriate to the age and development of students. It provides a range of pathways designed to meet individual needs. SPCC’s curriculum is guided by:

  • The Australian Curriculum through which the College is currently implementing in English, Mathematics, Science, History and HPE
  • Queensland Studies Authority’s Key Learning Area criteria and standards
  • Brisbane Catholic Education Religious Education Syllabus
  • Brisbane Catholic Education’s Learning and Teaching Framework

The SPCC curriculum “responds creatively, flexibly and with a futures orientation to ensure dignity and justice for all”. It reflects global, national and local needs as well as responding to student interests. Subject offerings are continually revised and updated with students offered wide choices.  Curriculum emphasis is organised around the two phases of learning in secondary schools each designed to meet the developmental needs of students: a middle phase aged 12-14 years and a senior phase for students aged 15-18 years. The curriculum aspires to ensure that every learner can find meaning in life and learning.