Curriculum

St Peter's key messages about learners and learning and teachers and teaching are informed by our Christian Catholic traditions and the Brisbane Catholic Education Learning Framework. This framework outlines the tradition and vision for learning and growth of our students built on our values and beliefs. As a Catholic Christian community, we educate all to live the gospel of Jesus Christ as successful, creative and confident, active and informed learners empowered to shape and enrich our world. 

In line with the Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Education Declaration there are core values that underpin the way in which learning and teaching is planned, organised and enacted at St Peter’s.
  • As a school we promote excellence and equity for all our students by educating the whole child, and working to develop the spiritual, physical, social, emotional, moral and cognitive potential of all children who are created in the image and likeness of God.
  • As a school we support all students in becoming confident and creative individuals who are successful lifelong learners, who are active and informed members of the community.  
There are core assertions that underpin the way in which learning and teaching are planned, organised and enacted at St Peter’s:
  • ​​​Learning and living are inextricably linked
  • Learning and teaching prepares students for global responsibilities.
  • We educate learners to be successful, creative and confident, active and informed and empowered citizens to shape and enrich our world.
  • We educate the whole person in community: Created in the image and likeness of God who develops spiritually, physically, socially, emotionally, morally and cognitively.
  • We educate our learners explicitly within a Catholic view of the curriculum to be literate, numerate, critical and creative, ethical, socially and personally capable, interculturally capable and ICT capable.
All members of our school community have a shared commitment to provide opportunity for all learners at St Peter’s to reach their full potential. Within our classrooms at St Peter's we aim to establish high expectations for each student to maximise learning progress and achievement. Our pedagogical practices aim to impact positively on students' progress and achievement by:
  • Focusing on learners and their learning
  • Establishing clear learning intentions and success criteria
  • Activating on multiple ways of knowing, interacting and opportunities for practice
  • Responding with feedback that moves learning forward
  • Evaluating the effect of teaching on student achievement and success
At St Peter's we teach all subject areas of the Australian Curriculum. (Religious​ Education, English, Mathematics, The Arts, Science, Technologies, Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) and Languages (Indonesian in Grade 4, 5 and 6) In Catholic Schools, Religious Education plays an important role in our curriculum. We follow the Religious Education Program for the Brisbane Archdiocese.

The Australian Curriculum sets out the core knowledge, understanding, skills and general capabilities important for all Australian students. The Australian Curriculum is designed to teach students what it takes to be confident and creative individuals and become active and informed citizens. They play a significant role in equipping young Australians to live and work successfully in the twenty-first century and achieving our goal as a Catholic Christian community to educate all to live the gospel of Jesus Christ as successful, creative and confident, active and informed learners empowered to shape and enrich our world. At St Peter’s the general capabilities are addressed through the content of the learning areas where they are developed or applied in the content descriptions and where they offer opportunities to add depth and richness to student learning via the content elaborations, thus providing teachers with ideas about how they might teach the content.