Our Pedagogical Approach
The world is ever-changing, and at St Benedict’s we believe that education must continue evolving if we are to provide our students with the skills they need to be active participants in the 21st century.
In order to provide both skills for life and skills for curriculum, St Benedict’s is strongly influenced by the Walker Learning Approach. This is an effective, contemporary pedagogy, allowing children to be active participants in their learning. Learning is personalised for each child, based on the student’s interests, skills and knowledge. Built upon strong relationships, students are encouraged to take risks, to think critically and to problem solve so that they grow to become emotionally intelligent, articulate members of society.
St Benedict’s provides students with the opportunity to investigate and learn through purposeful play, balanced with explicit teaching. Our junior primary classroom environments include a variety of learning spaces that are both calming and highly engaging, providing children with the opportunity to play and explore the world in which they live.
As students transition to middle/upper primary years, they undertake ‘Project Based‘ learning experiences, alongside formal instruction. Our senior classrooms reflect an environment that fosters meaningful engagement by providing space for students to work both independently and collaboratively.