Curriculum

Don Bosco Primary School is on a mission to deliver the highest quality educational opportunities and outcomes for each student.

  • We use the 'Victorian Curriculum', 'The English as an Additional Language Curriuclum' and the Diocese of Sale Catholic Education Curriculum, 'To Live in Christ Jesus' as progressions of learning
  • We gather evidence of student learning in multiple ways (assessment and observation)
  • Teachers work in a collaborative planning team to identify where students have grown in their learning and where they are at in relation to the curriculum
  • Learning is planned to meet students at their point of need
  • Students recieve adjustment to enter in to and achieve success in their learning
  • Teacher impact is measured for continual improvement
  • We value and nurture working relationships with families 

Religious Education

“Growth in religious understanding and faith occurs throughout life. The Catholic school, through its defining culture, its curriculum and its classroom-based religious education programs, plays an important formative role in support of families in the religious education of those to whom it ministers.” (p. 4 Diocese of Sale Religious Education Curriculum).

  • Religious Education is the heart of the curriculum
  • We use the Sale Diocesan Religious Education curriculum “To Live in Christ Jesus”
  • Students are educated, engaged and challenged with learning opportunities to inquire about the God, the Sacramental Church and Social Justice through scripture, Church tradition, Christian prayer and liturgy and religion and society
  • At our school, we provide regular opportunities for students to celebrate prayer, liturgy and mass both in learning spaces and in our Church
  • Prayer occurs at the beginning of each school day and at different times during the week with the purpose of welcoming

Sacrament Program

Our Lady Help of Christians Parish runs a Family-centred, Parish-based, School Catechist supported approach for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation. This is supported by our school staff across our three Parish schools; Mary Mackillop, Trinity and here at Don Bosco

  • The candidates for Reconciliation must be baptised Catholics and at least 7 years old. To enrol in the First Holy Communion preparation program, the children must have received the Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • The final Sacrament in the Family-Parish-School Catechist based program is Confirmation
  • Details of these programs are advertised in the Parish and School newsletters. Enquiries can be made to the Sacramental Program Co-Coordinator at the Parish Office; telephone: 9704 7935

Specialist Learning Lessons

We understand that students flourish in learning opportunities outside of their classroom. 

  • Students engage in four areas of learning with our specialist teaching staff; French, Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Physcial Education
  • Each lesson funs for 45 minutes
  • Student progress in their learning of these lessons is reported on twice per year
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