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Learning Approach

Programmes of excellence, continuity and support for seamless transitions throughout all stages of learning.

An IB World School, St Paul's offers the continuum of the Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes of the International Baccalaureate, as well as meeting New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA) requirements. A Christian perspective is authentically integrated into the curriculum.

Junior School: K-6  

A relevant, challenging curriculum, the Primary Years Programme develops active, caring, lifelong learners, growing with particular regard for their world and its people, aspiring to be active participants in creating a better one. 

Learning spaces feature computers in all our air-conditioned classrooms and connectivity to our wireless network and learning management system: my.stpauls. We present exciting classroom learning expos, where the process toward conceptual understandings and the final products are both on display. Learning is enriched with Mandarin-Chinese language and specialist music lessons, physical education and myriad options for exploring potential in sports.

Our students are encouraged and nurtured throughout their Primary school years,  towards the best possible transition to Secondary school. 

Middle School: A positive, contemporary and rigorous learning environment.

In Years 7-10, our students benefit from engaging with both the IB Middle Years Programme (IBMYP) and the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA) requirements.
MYP students develop Approaches to Learning (ATL) skills, integrating social, research, communication and self-management aspects to their education.  Students experience real-life relevance in their learning and apply identifiable links across subjects. Concepts such as logic, systems and creativity are framed by consideration of global contexts. 

In Years 9 and 10, students choose from a wide range of Arts, Design (TAS), Individuals & Societies (HSIE) and Physical & Health Education electives.Middle Years students also participate in the Service as Action (Community Service) unit of study, undertaking voluntary activities in the broader community, developing skill-sharing and ethical behaviour.

The online learning system: my.stpauls, and our one:one laptop program enables collaborative and vibrant education. Learning Enrichment Specialists support those students with a range of gifts, talents and needs, with differentiated curriculum matched to individual requirements.

St Paul's conducts information sessions at transitional year levels - including years 7, 10, and 11 - to assist with learning paths and subject selection.