Our Lady of the Nativity
We are a Franciscan community that aims to give our students a Catholic view of the world in which they live so that they can respond to local and global issues as people of peace and hope. Who our students are as people and the contributions they make to society now and into the future are important considerations for us as educators. Therefore we aspire to provide our students with strong faith models, a highly supportive community and a rich relevant curriculum that develops them spiritually, morally and ethically as well as intellectually, emotionally and physically. Through a rigorous, concept-based, constructivist curriculum we aim to develop life-long learners.
Primary Years Programme (PYP)
Teachers select units of inquiry by considering its relevance, significance and meaning through structured, purposeful inquiry, which enables students to investigate themes of universal importance across all curriculum areas. This allows for exciting, purposeful and challenging learning. Students are encouraged to work together and share what they know, what they want to know and what they have learnt. They achieve this by formulating questions, based on the key concepts, which will direct the inquiry. The responsibility of the learning is shared between the teacher and the student through the development of attitudes, and the learning of essential skills and knowledge in order for students to find out about and understand ideas of global importance.