At St Luke’s Primary School we believe that we are all lifetime learners and that learning occurs in many different ways and forms. We learn from our interactions with the community that surrounds us. We believe that we have a responsibility to encourage children in our care to become responsible, contributing members of Australian and global societies.

The Curriculum:

At St Luke's we are educating students for the future, so that they can be adults that are productive and fulfilling members of our community. To fully engage students we believe the curriculum should be rich and meaningful to all learners. To this end, it is designed to reflect and indeed begin with each student's interests and passions.

While continuing to draw on these, the curriculum is further developed to consider the skills and attitudes that will be required for each learner into the future. We believe that the curriculum should be built on the strengths of each student and we achieve this by providing choice within each learning experience, supporting students as they meet new challenges and encouraging students to strive for excellence through open ended tasks.

The curriculum at St Luke's is designed to be dynamic, around the framework of the Victorian Curriculum, it is flexible throughout each unit of work to remain stimulating and relevant to the passions and interests of each student. It constantly evolves to cater for all learning needs. At St Luke's all curriculum areas are valued equally, so are not taught in isolation, but all domains are integrated throughout student learning experiences. We incorporate social and emotional competencies, and multiple intelligence's as strategies to ensure we are educating students for life.

We believe in providing as many opportunities as possible for students to collaborate and create to enhance their learning experiences. Throughout the school, we have Interactive Whiteboards in each classroom. There are 90 iPads and 50 netbooks provided for student use right throughout the classrooms. These mobile devices are supported by a strong wireless network and therefore students are able to create and collaborate to complete learning tasks.

The Role of the Teacher:

At St. Luke's we believe that staff are the facilitators of learning who provide the students with skills and strategies necessary to become lifelong learners. We believe that the teacher provides an environment where students are encouraged to explore and inquire and where they can utilize their learning strengths. Through developing strong, equal relationships with the students we are able to motivate, support and guide them with their learning so that they become self sufficient, self motivated, independent and reflective.

We believe that students learning should be supported by providing a diverse curriculum, which acknowledges the breadth of intelligence students are capable of displaying. As teachers we are not the holders of knowledge but rather the facilitators of learning who allow students to uncover their vast array of talents and passions.