Our Pedagogy


Learning and Teaching:  

Staff work collaboratively in learning groups to deliver a dynamic, relevant curriculum.  Co-planning, co-teaching, co-reflecting and co-debriefingto the teaching and learning cycle.  Collaboration and communication between teachers, co-teachers, the Support Teachers for Inclusive Education (STIE) and the Primary Learning Leader (PLL) are integral to ensure the learning needs of all students are  met.

Brisbane Catholic Education Model of Pedagogy

Flexible Learning Environments: 

Our flexible learning environments enable a more individualised approach to learning. These 21st century learning spaces allow for campfires, watering holes and cavesour three types of learning spaces from the work of David Thornburg (2014).  Each classroom is fully equipped with flexible seating and furniture to support student learning.

  • Campfires are the home of explicit teaching, for the times when teacher-lead discussion is required to deliver instruction.   

  • Watering holes are home to conversations with peers.  It is in these conversations that learning connections are made and developed.   

  • Caves are the spaces for quiet reflection.  It is in this reflection that students are able to internalise and deepen their learning.   

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Reference: Thornburg, D. (2014). From the Campfire to the Holodeck: Creating Engaging and Powerful 21st Cent. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

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