Curriculum

The curriculum includes everything, formal and informal, inside and outside the classroom, that a student experiences at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School.

 

The curriculum consists of knowledge, thinking processes, skills and attitudes. Each student’s process of Lifelong Learning is planned, sequenced and seamless throughout his or her time at Our Lady of Fatima.

Religious Education

Our school is an integral part of the parish community. The school religious education program prepares children for full participation in the life of the parish. The Religious Education Guidelines for the Archdiocese are followed and teachers avail themselves of regular in service opportunities in this area.

 At OLOF, we follow the Vision for Religious Education as identified by Brisbane Catholic Education:

 

 ‘The schools and colleges of the Archdiocese of Brisbane aspire to educate and form students
who are challeng
ed to live the gospel of Jesus Christ and who are literate in the Catholic and
broader Christian tradition so that they might participate critically and authentically in faith contexts
and wider society.’

 

As the Catholic faith is central to our school's aims, Christian values including mutual respect, shared responsibility, encouragement and co-operation, are fostered.

Religious Education Content is in accordance with the Brisbane Catholic Education Curriculum and is taught in all classes.​

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Assessment & Reporting

Although the words assessment and evaluation are often used interchangeably, they each have a specific meaning and a different purpose.
 
Assessment refers only to monitoring learner's progress and is therefore of most use to parents.
 

Evaluation is a broader term that refers to monitoring of curriculum programs, practices and outcomes.    Whilst evaluation is concerned with the whole of the education process, assessment attempts to measure children's performance and achievement.

The key features of our assessment policy are as follows:

  • Assessment is continuous and is based on a variety of assessment techniques rather than one-off end of semester exams.
  • Assessment focuses on the child’s demonstration of learning outcomes.
  • Teachers collate a Student Work Folio which is continually added to throughout the year.
  • The information gathered is accessible to parents throughout the year by arrangement with the teacher.

Reporting Program

The program of reporting achievement consists of the following measures:

Term One

  • Invitation to meet all parents individually in a formal or informal setting with teacher.  It will remain at the teacher's discretion as to how formal or informal this meeting may be.
  • Teachers will begin to compile a Student Work Folio.

Term Two

  • A formal written report will be sent home with each child during the last week of term.
  • Formal Parent-Teacher Interviews will be scheduled following the report.  This discussion may involve the child as a 3-way conference

Term Three

  • Sharing of student work will occur in a number of ways.  It could be sent home with children or teachers may hold an open afternoon and invite parents to come in and view the student work samples in the classroom either individually or as a group.

Term Four

  • A formal written report will be sent home with each child during the 2nd last week of term.​