Our school’s pedagogy reflects the overarching principles and approach to learning outlined in the Sydney Catholic Schools’ Statement on Authentic Learning. 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.
Our Learning Principles
Villa Maria Catholic Primary School Hunters Hill is a both a House of Mary and a House of Learning, where together we:
- Live – Being enlivened by Gospel values, through appreciating and valuing each other
- Learn – Sharing our life and learning experiences and promoting partnerships between home, school, parish and community
- Shine – Collaborating with others for the good of all through recognising and celebrating our own achievements and the achievements of the wider school community.