At St Scholastica’s our students strive to be effective and confident communicators that develop meaningful and ongoing relationships with others. We understand that responding, connecting and questioning are important literacy skills for all students to become effective contributors to society. 

Students at St Scholastica’s are encouraged to use these skills to participate in a variety of experiences, and understand and challenge their and the perspectives of others.  We support growth and success in our students by providing rich and meaningful opportunities to collaborate that are personalised and engaging.

Our School strives to build a shared vision of contemporary pedagogy where every student is challenged and supported to achieve continuous improvement and success. We work to improve growth in reading comprehension by developing whole a school approach to planning and teaching.

Victorian Curriculum

The Curriculum separates the English Domain into three strands:




Three Language Modes:

Reading and Viewing


Speaking and Listening

Our School places value and a strong emphasis on Literacy learning. The Literacy Leader and classroom teachers work closely together to ensure there is a strong team approach to professional learning and teacher planning.

The school places emphasis on developing effective communication by focusing on purposeful language interactions in every classroom. Students are encouraged to critically reflect on and respond to what they read and write.

We work in collaboration with Melbourne University to assess student’s reading skills and identify future learning foci. We offer the opportunity for students to participate in activities which support Literacy learning, including but not limited to:

  • Indigenous Literacy Book Swap.
  • Literacy and Numeracy Day activities – mulit age run by our students.



St. Scholastica’s endeavours to equip students with Mathematical knowledge, skills, understandings and confidence to enable them to effectively respond and contribute to real life situations in an ever changing world.

Our School strives to build a shared vision of contemporary pedagogy where every student is challenged and supported to achieve continuous improvement and success.

Victorian Curriculum

The Curriculum separates the Maths Domain into three strands:

  • Number and Algebra
  • Measurement and Geometry
  • Statistics and Probability

The Teaching and Learning team at St. Scholastica’s work closely together to provide learning that is flexible and varied, catering for a variety of learning styles. Lessons are rich and challenging, promoting success for all students.

A variety of ongoing, formal and informal assessment including beginning and end of units are used to drive teaching, ensuring future learning successes for all students. We work in collaboration with Melbourne University to assess student’s mathematics and identify future learning foci.

We offer the opportunity for students to participate in programs and activities which support maths learning, including but not limited to:

  • Maths incursions from The World of Maths providing the opportunity to participate in problem solving activities and challenges engaging students in mathematical thinking.
  • Maths competitions.
  • Literacy and Numeracy Day activities – mulit age run by our students.


Religious Education

Religious Education at St Scholastica’s School is part of a life long process of religious formation, through which we can grow into people who reflect the image of God who created us. We aim to live the life of Christ in all aspects of our school, so that young people may come to know that Christianity is a way of life based on love, compassion and justice. Religious Education is a curriculum area in its own right, in which a structured program of learning introduces children to the Catholic tradition.

We at St Scholastica’s believe that we are part of that life giving tradition and have been called to carry forward the mission of Jesus Christ to bring about the Kingdom of God. At St Scholastica’s, our program immerses the students in the life of the school and parish in such a way that they can experience the values of a Christian Community. Religious Education integrates with all areas of the curriculum and children are able to respond in many different ways including song, prayer, liturgy, drama and art.


At St. Scholastica’s we implement Inquiry Learning. 

SCIENCE A fundamental goal for science education is to stimulate, respond to and nourish curiosity, wonder and questioning. It is becoming increasingly important that students understand the challenges and the implications of science for their own life choices, the environment and the community (local and global) in which they live. Building students’ science capability is critical to help them develop the skills and understanding necessary to meet these challenges and make responsible, informed choices. HUMANITIES Humanities provides a framework within which students develop their awareness of Australian and other cultures, local and world environment and the interaction pf prople within their environment. It deals with the areas of Economics, History and Geography. We believe that the studies of Humanities allow students to develop knowledge, skills and values that enable them to participate as active and informed citizens in a democratic society and in a global community. The humanities is taught through the Inquiry approach to learning.

As a school we have Celebration of Learning Days and whole school excursions linked to our Inquiry units.

The Arts

Visual Arts

Here at St. Scholastica’s, our Visual Arts curriculum offers students from Prep through to Year Six opportunities to immerse in a variety of art forms. A focus is placed on the students learning the skills, techniques and processes to express their creativity. Our art appreciation reflects the cultural diversity of our students exploring art from around the world. Students explore and respond to their own art and the artwork of others. Art work displays play an important role in art making with all students having their art works displayed around the school.

Parents and families are invited to be involved through volunteering time, skills and ideas.

Performing Arts

The Performing Arts program offered at St. Scholastica’s provides an exploration into the arts of Music, Drama and Dance. Students participate in a 40 minute lesson once a week.

The curriculum emphasizes the use of voice, action and sound as a means of communication and self expression. As well as learning skills and knowledge in the arts, it also encourages confidence, creativity and team work. Students also gain an understanding of the culture and history of the performing arts.

The units coincide with what is learnt in the classrooms. This ensures learning is relevant and meaningful for students. The program follows the Victorian Curriculum which provides the framework for our course. Students partake in the following activities:

  • Dance –Improvisation, learnt technique of styles/cultures, choreography.
  • Drama – Voice, expression, characterisation, play-making, performance and production skills.
  • Music – Musicianship, singing, playing tuned and un-tuned instruments, music appreciation and composition.
  • Performance and analysis
  • Basic Multimedia

Students also have the opportunity to perform at school assembly and participate in the end of year concert which occurs every second year.

In addition to the weekly performing arts lessons which is part of the school curriculum, private piano and guitar lessons are also available.

Digital Technologies

At our school, we are dedicated to providing a comprehensive education that prepares our students for the rapidly evolving digital landscape of the 21st century.  Our Digital Technologies curriculum is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in an increasingly digital world.

Our curriculum is grounded in the Australian Digital Technologies curriculum and covers topics such as coding, computational thinking, digital systems and data analysis.  Our approach to teaching these subjects is hands-on and practical, with students working on projects and activities that allow them to apply their knowledge in real-world contexts.

Our experienced and dedicated teachers use a range of resources and tools to deliver engaging and effective lessons, including interactive whiteboards, robotics kits, and online learning platforms.  We also encourage students to use devices, such as laptops or tablets, to support their learning.  

Through our Digital Technologies curriculum, students learn to be innovative, creative and adaptable, as well as developing valuable problem-solving and critical thinking skills.  Our aim is to equip our students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the digital age and to prepare them for the exciting and rapidly evolving opportunities that lie ahead.


Physical Education

At St Scholastica’s Primary School students have a 40 minute P.E class each week with a specialist teacher.  In these classes the focus is on skill development, fitness, fair play and enjoyment. In addition to these classes all students participate in extracurricular activities.


  • Swimming Program
  • School Twilight Sports
  • Clinics offered from outside bodies


  • School Twilight Sports
  • Kelly Sports
  • Circus Skills
  • Cross Country Training Program
  • Track & Field Training
  • Clinics offered from outside bodies


  • School Twilight Sports
  • Cross Country Training Program
  • Track & Field Training
  • Inter-School Sport on Fridays ( Waverley East Sports Association, WESA )
  • Inter-School Sport Cross Country ( WESA )
  • Inter-School Sport Athletics Carnival
  • Clinics offered from outside bodies


Personalised Learning

St. Scholastica’s strongly believe that all learning should have a purpose. We ensure lessons have a learning intention and success criteria. Students are able to explicitly identify these within a lesson to ensure they understand the lesson focus.

Students at St. Scholastica’s work in conjunction with their teachers to reflect and create personal learning goals for their Literacy, Maths and Social Emotional Learning. Students are then encouraged to work towards achieving this goal within class and in their personal time. Students reflect on these goals regularly to ensure their learning is targeted to their personal learning needs.

Specialist Programs

Performing Arts

Visual Arts

Italian (CLIL)


Physical Education



Support Programs

English Support Program

St. Scholastica’s has a specialised English support teacher who works with students 1:1 or with a small group within the classroom or withdrawn from the classroom to support students who require extra assistance in English in an intervention program.

Levelled Literacy Intervention (LLI)

St.Scholastica’s targets learning to individuals providing intervention for Year 2-6 students who are not working to standard. Using the Fountas + Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention system, we provide a short, small group, supplementary program proven to help students who find reading and writing difficult.

Reading Recovery

St.Scholastica’s offers the Reading Recovery program for Year 1 students who are finding reading and writing challenging. The program runs for 20 weeks, with one to one student and teacher daily lessons. The aim of the program is to supplement the classroom literacy program to improve the literacy skills of our students.

Maths Support Program

St. Scholastica’s has a Maths teacher to support students who require extra assistance in Maths through an intervention program. Students are supported 1:1 or in a small group.

Learning Support Officers (LSOs) Teacher Aides

At St Scholastica’s a number of LSOs work alongside the classroom teachers to enhance the learning of our children. They work alongside and collaboratively with the classroom teachers and may work 1:1 or with a small group to extend or enable the children’s learning in English, Mathematics, Social & Emotional Learning and more. All classrooms have an LSO timetabled throughout the week. The LSOs work closely with teachers and parents to work towards optimum learning and wellbeing for our students.

Extra Curricular 

Sacramental Programs P – 6

Kids Matter School

Wellbeing Initiatives and Programs

Learning Support Staff in all classrooms

Student leadership and Buddy Programs

Specialist programs- PE, Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Italian

STEM an affiliation with Deakin University

Lunch time clubs

Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Projects (Melbourne University)

Public Speaking

Digital Technologies for Education (IPad, Chromebooks, laptops & Robotics)

Coding & Robotics Club

Lego Club

Dance and Music Club

Art & Craft Club

Sports clinics

School Garden and cooking

Concert and Art Shows


Inter-school Sport Programs – District & Zone Athletics

School Counsellor

Private Music and Instrumental Program

Before and After School Care