Learning

Students actively engage in and take responsibility for their own learning. The classroom is a vibrant learning environment where curiosity and excitement about learning is encouraged. Each student is challenged to think critically and reach beyond where she thought possible, considering real world problems and using technology innovatively. Students will be provided with opportunities that will encourage the development of key learning skills including collaboration and reflection, allowing them to grow in their ability to embrace new ideas and challenges.

Students will benefit from the expertise and experience of primary educators who will promote curiosity and a love of learning. Primary students will engage in a range of learning activities that will develop their knowledge and understanding of the core areas of the Stage 3 curriculum including English, Mathematics, Science and Technology, History, Geography, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education and the Creative Arts. All Loreto Normanhurst students will also participate in Religious Education and thus gain an appreciation for the Catholic and specifically Loreto traditions of the school.

Plenary meetings are valued experiences for parents and their daughters at Loreto. These meetings allow parents to enter into their daughter’s life at school and are an opportunity for students to reflect upon all aspects of their school experience including their academic achievement and their wellbeing at school.

Students take advantage of superior facilities to engage in authentic learning opportunities that being part of a Years 5-12 school offers. The learning experience is enriched as students share the expertise of specialist teachers in the following areas:

MUSIC
Primary School students will have the opportunity to develop their musical talents and skills supported by specialist music teachers whilst engaging in fun learning activities that will grow their confidence and creativity.

VISUAL ARTS
Students will enjoy the opportunities offered by specialist teachers of visual arts who will join with their teachers in deepening their understanding of the techniques and the materials that can be used to make art.

LANGUAGES
Students will have the opportunity to learn Chinese; gaining an understanding of the structure of the language and some of the richness of Chinese culture. Lessons will take place once a week giving students a chance to engage effectively with the learning of this language.

PDHPE AND SPORT
Students will benefit from the experience of physical education teachers and sports coaches that will develop their skills in a range of sports whilst enabling the development of teambuilding skills and nurture the growth of confidence in our Primary School students.