Learning for Life
At St Peter Chanel we offer a diverse, rigorous and dynamic curriculum that caters for all. The design of each school day incorporates clear and structured learning times. We provide a range of opportunities including student leadership, extension, perceptual motor and swimming programs, sports, camps and specialist subjects in PE, Music and Health. Our school has a strong cultural program and has a presence in the community through excursions and extra-curricular activities.
The curriculum at St Peter Chanel Catholic School is based on the Australian Curriculum with our Catholic values integrated into all areas of the curriculum. Our qualified staff consistently strive to ensure current best practice is delivered through engaging in local school and system-based professional learning.
More information on the Australian Curriculum can be accessed via their website.
Religious Education at St Peter Chanel Catholic School is focused on the teachings of Jesus Christ. The theological elements in the Good News for Living provide the focus for our school year scope and sequence.
- The scope and sequence covers the four terms and incorporates focus units for the whole school, such as Christian Prayer and specific foci, such as Advent for Grade levels: Kinder-Prep, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, and Grades 5-6.
- Grade teams are enabled to plan units of work in alignment with the scope and sequence document, whilst accessing the Tasmanian Catholic Religious Education Curriculum with Grade Achievement levels and content descriptors.
- Our Grade 4 students participate in an annual Religious Education Literacy Assessment to help inform needs and future learning.
- RE lessons are not limited to the classroom, rather, they are conducted in a variety of settings.
- Students from Grades 3-6 participate in Outreach activities (Mini Vinnies) linked to local and global needs.
- Guests from our wider Catholic community enrich our students’ religious experiences with in school presentations.
- Teaching staff new to Catholic schools are active participants in Teaching Religious Education for the First Time.
- Retreats and Religious Education Professional Learning sessions are available and communicated to staff.