By connecting to the real world of students’ lives, authentic learning enables students to become lifelong learners who contribute to society and the wider world as active and discerning citizens. Authentic learning is central to our work as Catholic educators because it promotes the continual growth and wellbeing of the whole person — spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically.

At Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School Prestons we have high expectations, engaging our students in rigorous and challenging learning experiences that ignite curiosity, imagination and creativity.

Students work in collaboration with their peers and teachers, to actively explore their world and make connections to their own lives. We encourage students to take risks and value mistakes as significant opportunities for learning and growth.

Teaching and learning programs are thoughtfully and intentionally designed to cater to the needs of each student, responsive to data analysis, student feedback, passions and interests. Our learning approach prepares each student to be successful lifelong learners who make a positive contribution to society.