Philosophy
  
 

Educational Philosophy

At Holy Cross Primary we aim to provide students with positive attitudes and a love of learning, so that they will be flexible, adaptable lifelong learners.

Learning and teaching at Holy Cross recognises that children are individuals, each unique in regard to background, developmental level, and learning style. We aim to honour the development of the whole child with opportunities afforded for active inquiry learning and with freedom for students to represent their findings and knowledge in a variety of ways.

In order to cater for the diversity of student learning styles and developmental levels, we recognise that we need a creative, innovative approach to curriculum and assessment. The Theory of Multiple Intelligences (Gardner 1983) combined with a cooperative learning approach, provides such creativity when working with the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) syllabus guidelines.

The decision to implement the theory of multiple intelligences is a commitment to our educational philosophy - to provide students with opportunities to develop the full range of their intellectual capacities and to use their multiple ways of knowing rather than only permitting them to learn in the more traditional verbal/linguistic and logical/mathematical ways.

‘I desire that there be as many different persons in the world as possible: I would have each one be very careful to find out and preserve his/her way.’  (Henry David Thoreau)

 

 
   
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