Vision for Learning
St Anthony’s School is a community in which faith and daily life are closely integrated. We strive to develop the whole child for whom pastoral care and parental involvement form an essential part of school life. By following God’s plan to enhance the dignity of each child, Religious Education embodies not only formal education but also the development of values and attitudes. The first educators in these matters are the parents. Our school’s Religious Education Program is a sequential K – 12 program and is used in all Catholic Primary and Secondary Schools. It is based on the readiness of the child and emphasises the integration of Faith and Life. These units were developed by the W.A. Catholic Education Office, under the direction of the Diocesan Bishop, and are designed to cater specifically for the needs of children in Western Australian Catholic Schools.
The main aim of the Religious Education program is to assist the students relate to their Catholic faith in their daily lives. Preparation for the Sacraments is part of this integration and occurs throughout the grades; however, the formal reception of each Sacrament occurs at specific year levels. These are First Penance in Year 3; First Eucharist in Year 4; Confirmation in Year 6.
Making Jesus Real
Making Jesus Real (MJR) is a programme designed to foster a relationship with Jesus that is real to the students and relevant to their daily lives. MJR is centred around the belief that we are the image of Jesus to all people around us. We are His representatives and our actions should reflect His values taught in the Gospel. Jesus told us that we are all part of His family and that the way we treat others should be reflective of the way we would treat Him. The MJR program has, as it’s foundation, a positive approach to life and highlights the importance of respectful relationships with all those we come in contact with during the course of each day.
MJR teaches us and encourages us to be:
By adopting the W.E.S.T.I.E approach in our relationships with others, all members of the school community are responsible for
Making Jesus Real!
The Western Australian curriculum currently encompasses ACARA’s Westerna Australian curriculum English, Mathematics, Science, Society and the Environment Health and Physical Education, Technologies and The Arts.
The embedding of iPads as part of classroom learning and teaching is continuing, with the Years 4 – 6 students have a school supplied 1:1 device for use during school time. All other year levels have access to pods of iPads for classroom use including iPads and laptops.
The school offers Italian in years Year One to Year Six.
Physical Education & Sport
The school has an active programme which promotes fitness and skills. It also offers swimming classes and competes in inter-school events in a number of sports.
A specialist music teacher takes each class for a comprehensive music programme, which is supplemented by choir and hymn singing. Private lessons in guitar, piano, violin, flute, clarinet and drums are also available.
Students are able to participate in excursions, incursions, camps and other activities designed to extend their educational experience e.g. natural science and maths competitions, writing competitions, music festivals and sports fun.
Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum (KS:CPC)
The Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum (KS:CPC) is a child safety program for children and young people from age 3 to Year 12. It teaches children to:
At St Anthony’s School, the Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum will be delivered by the classroom teacher
The KS:CPC is used extensively throughout Catholic Education and is taught by teachers who have completed a KS:CPC training course. The school has a responsibility to protect children and young people from abuse in its own settings and in the wider community. All children and young people have a right to:
- be treated with respect and to be protected from harm
- be asked for their opinions about things that affect their lives and to be listened to
- feel and be safe in their interactions with adults and other children and young people
- understand as early as possible what is meant by ‘feeling and being safe’