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Curriculum

The curriculum at St Jerome’s Primary School operates across nine learning areas:

  • Religious Education
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Technology & Enterprise
  • Health & Physical Education
  • The Arts
  • Languages (Italian)

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority guides the planning undertaken at St Jerome’s Primary School from our 3 Year Old Kindergarten to Year 6.  The Religious Education Guidelines supplied by the office of Catholic Education Western Australia provide direction for the development of our Religious Education Curriculum.  Where possible we develop inter-disciplinary teaching and learning programs, while maintaining the integrity of individual learning areas.

We pride ourselves on catering for the needs and interests of each individual child in our school.  Teachers offer a rigorous and varied curriculum across all learning areas.  There is an excellent Extension Program for identified students in Year 4 to Year 6.  Similarly, students with disabilities and learning difficulties have a place at St Jerome’s where they receive an Individual Education Program or a Curriculum Adjustment Plan to enable effective participation in the class learning program.

St Jerome’s is well resourced both within the classrooms and in the spacious and well equipped grounds.  Students have access to the latest learning-based technology tools, a spacious library and innovative nature playgrounds.  The contribution of parents in the school, including the classrooms is strongly encouraged and is a feature of the school.

Faith-based learning

St Jerome’s Primary School is guided by the model of Jesus Christ which underpins the curriculum and teaching practices. We seek to assist students to develop as fully integrated human beings who are responsible, independent and inner directed.

We believe learning is a lifelong process. The curriculum of St Jerome’s Primary School and its entire learning environment, aims to encourage and set students on the life-long path towards truth. It enables students to assimilate skills, knowledge, values and social attitudes, all of which contribute to the students’ personalities and lead them to take their place as active members of the community.