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St Roch's Parish Primary School 

Virtue Alone is Noble

OUR INQUIRY APPROACH TO CURRICULUM

At St Roch’s, learning is personalised and all students are supported and challenged to maximise their potential. We use an inquiry approach to learning, encouraging our students to think critically and to make connections with their learning and real life. Inquiries are designed around developing important conceptual understandings that can be applied to a wide range of contexts. Through engaging in inquiries about the world around us and investigating important issues facing society, we aim for our students to experience deep and relevant learning that encourages reflective and creative thinking.

Our approach to learning is multi-disciplinary, building students’ literacy, numeracy and  ICT skills alongside developing content knowledge. Students at St Roch’s have access to contemporary learning tools including Chromebooks, laptops, iPads and interactive whiteboards, which they use for researching, designing and communicating.  STEM education, which is a term used to refer to the cross-disciplinary approach to the teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, is valued and highlighted in inquiry units at our school and St Roch’s is a member of the Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS) Eastern Region STEM Collective with three other schools. This focus on STEM provides our students with opportunities to develop the  important skills of problem-solving, decision-making and collaborating that will support them to be active contributors to society.

At St Roch’s we seek to develop motivated, creative and independent learners who demonstrate strong social values and are capable of making a difference in their community.

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