St Mary’s learning culture is based on the beliefs that...

  • Every person in the community is capable of success and positive outcomes
  • We as educators have a responsibility to nurture our learners to independence
  • All persons can have a genuine love of learning and recognise themselves as a learner
  • Every person will be a successful global citizen
  • As educators our purpose and commitment is to teach and learn
  • As individuals we own our own learning
  • All learning is a journey
  • Every moment is an opportunity to learn
  • We are all learners in our community

St Mary’s will create a culture of learning by…

  • Explicitly teaching the skills to learning
  • Gradually releasing the responsibility of learning
  • Consistently having high expectations
  • Committing and valuing the learning as a whole school community
  • Investing in supportive and positive relationships with all adults in the school
  • Being active learners with our learners
  • Talking about our culture of learning
  • Expecting every learner to learn
  • Investing time in knowing our learners, their style, their differences, their interests
  • Expecting that all time at St Mary’s be dedicated to learning
  • Being the most knowledgeable, committed and capable educator possible

What will we do to create a learning culture at St Mary’s?

  • Learn and use the language of learning
  • Provide feedback on the learning journey
  • Talk to the children about learning
  • Model learning
  • Make learning our priority
  • Everywhere is a place of learning: home, school, everywhere
  • Educate our parents about the language of learning
  • Believe and promote - Everyone can learn : inclusivity
  • We can learn from one another
  • Instil a confidence of learning
  • Promote and encourage self efficacy
  • Guide our learners to learn about themselves as learners
  • Give our learners the skills, strategies of learning
  • Always plan for the learning rather than the content
  • Celebrate our learning
  • Always provide purposeful learning
  • Know our learners
  • Make our learning visible
  • Include our parents in our learning