Educational Philosophy

 St Louis de Montfort’s School is committed to providing a curriculum which will ensure the intellectual, social, physical, aesthetic and moral development of all students.

By providing a supportive and nurturing environment, schooling at St Louis contributes to the development of students’ sense of self-worth, enthusiasm for learning and optimism for the future.

Schooling plays a significant role in preparing young people to engage effectively with an increasingly complex world, a world characterised by advances in information and communication technologies, population diversity arising from international mobility and migration, and complex environmental and social challenges.

At St Louis de Montfort’s Primary School we are committed to supporting all students to become successful learners, confident individuals and active and informed citizens.

Successful learners…

  • have the essential skills in literacy and numeracy as a foundation for success in all learning areas
  • are creative and resourceful and are able to think critically, analyse information and solve problems
  • are able to learn and plan activities independently, collaborate and communicate ideas
  • are motivated to reach their full potential
  • have the capacity to make sense of their world and think about how things became the way they are
  • are on a pathway towards further education, training or employment, and acquire the skills that support this, including an appetite for life-long learning

Confident individuals…

  • have a sense of optimism, self-esteem and are able to manage their emotional, mental and physical wellbeing
  • have a sense of respect for others, control over their lives and are well prepared for their potential life roles as family, community and workforce members
  • value their culture and place in Australia and have a strong sense of identity
  • are creative and productive users of technologies, particularly information and communication technologies
  • have the knowledge, skills and attitudes to establish and maintain healthy, satisfying lifestyles
  • are able to embrace opportunities, make rational and informed decisions about their own lives, and accept responsibility for their own actions

Active and informed citizens…

  • have the capacity and inclination to act with moral and ethical integrity
  • have an understanding of Australia’s system of government and civic life and appreciate its diversity of culture and history, including the special place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures
  • are able to relate and communicate across cultures, especially in relation to cultures and countries of the Asia-Pacific
  • have a desire and capacity to work for the common good, including stewardship of the natural environment