Teaching & Learning - Curriculum Organisation

At Stella Maris, we believe in personalised learning for effective learning and teaching in the 21st Century. We believe that personalised learning is a highly structured and responsive approach to learning and teaching, where learners are encouraged to be active, curious, engaged and reflective participants.  We believe Personalised Learning is focused around high quality Learning Intentions, Success Criteria and Feedback.

We deliver high quality curriculum based on the Victorian Curriculum.  The curriculum is the common set of knowledge and skills required by students for life-long learning, social development and active and informed citizenship.

The Victorian Curriculum F–10 incorporates the Australian Curriculum and reflects Victorian priorities and standards. It is structured as a continuum across levels of learning achievement not years of schooling. This enables the development of targeted learning programs for all students, where the curriculum is used to plan in relation to the actual learning level of each student rather than their assumed level of learning based on age.

Learners are encouraged and supported to become self-managed and self-directed in their learning journey.  They reflect upon experiences to set new goals and create customised learning pathways.  Through process of inquiry, they engage in their passions and discover the amazing world around them.  They seek to make a difference in the world with their new learning.

SMCPS MACS - Curriculum Plan and Implementation Policy