Within the Classroom

The Australian Curriculum which underpins the teaching and learning program of St Mark’s, acknowledges that a school curriculum should be broad and holistic, whist also recognising that learning is developmental and builds upon prior success.

This broadness is reflected in the eight (8) Key Learning Areas: English, Mathematics, Science, Society and Environment, Health and Physical Education, Languages, The Arts and Design and Technology.

Through these key areas of learning, children adopt an inquiry approach where knowledge and skills are developed in partnership between teacher and student as they become active in constructing learning pathways that will be foundational in their lives.

St Mark’s sees English and Mathematics as priority learning areas and it is a proficiency in these areas which transfers across all learning as students move through life.

The importance of understanding that we live in a global world is encouraged through students undertaking learning in German and Library Studies as they move through the school. These areas of learning, like all others, are supported by extensive computing facilities.

Christian Studies, although not a key learning area as stipulated by the Australian Government, is essential for our students to engage with as they come to learn about the love Jesus has for them and how their lives can reflect His grace. The Christian Studies program is in harmony with our Mission Statement and Values and this is reflected in our teaching and learning programs as well as our commitment to the local and wider community.

To meet the needs of children with special needs, St Mark’s provides support either within the context of the classroom or students working individually or in small groups with specialist teachers and support staff.

At St Mark’s, our dedicated and richly skilled teaching staff bring life and energy to the whole curriculum through their collegial efforts and God given abilities.

37 Hampden Road, Mount Barker, South Australia, 5251
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