Our motivated, professional staff are committed to delivering a high quality, national curriculum that pursues the achievement of the educational goals for young Australians, set out in the Alice Springs Declaration (2019). These goals promote excellence and equity and aim for all young Australians to become confident and creative individuals, successful lifelong learners, and active and informed members of the community. 

Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School is committed to the following:

A student-centred, holistic approach to education:​​​

  • ​Recognising that students have different strengths, needs and background
  • Emphasizing the importance of meeting these individual needs
  • Focus on student progress and growth regardless of the starting point. 
  • The focus - unlocking all learner's potential and ensuring they experience success, including those who may be disadvantaged and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. 
  • Especially necessary in primary school - strong foundation is established to ensure continued learning success in school and throughout life.

Education's role in supporting the wellbeing and mental health of young people

  •  ​Building their capacity to be resilient; recognizing, adapting to, and managing change. 

       -    A call to celebrate and learn from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge and                      ​histories

         The importance of learning throughout life from early childhood onward

  •  The need for effective transitions between all stages of learning and for students to be prepared for future, diverse pathways.      

       -   The importance of stronger partnerships with parents, carers, families and local and  

           global communities.

       -   Increased emphasis on 'soft' skills essential for young people 

  • To be contributing members of local and global communities
  • ​To have the capacity to affect positive change
  • To thrive in a changing world. ​

       -   Necessity of developing effective systems to assess student, school and nation-wide progress.  


The Alice Springs Declaration: Mparntwe (2019)

Star of the Sea provides meaningful and challenging learning opportunities based on the Australian Curriculum.

The Australian Curriculum sets consistent national standards to improve learning outcomes for all young Australians. It sets out what students should be taught and achieve, as they progress through school. It is the basis for future learning, growth and active participation in the Australian community.

The Australian Curriculum focuses on learning area content and achievement standards that describe what students will learn and teachers will teach. It also gives attention to seven general capabilities that are important for life and work in the 21st century.

The following range of educational publications inform the content and delivery of our curriculum.



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