Learning & Teaching

Senior School – Year 3 to Year 6

At St Peter’s, we believe the relationship between student and teacher is paramount. This allows for learning to be supportive and personalised for students as they grow to become more independent and responsible in, and for their learning.


Our Learning and Teaching is underpinned by:

  • Student at the centre of learning
  • Regular student teacher learning conversations
  • Use of data to support personalised learning
  • Teacher collaboration across year levels to support all learners
  • Technology use which allows students to shape and make decisions about their learning
  • An inquiry approach whereby students are given opportunities to discover things for themselves and apply this knowledge to their world

Curriculum Overview

  • The learning and teaching is guided by the Victorian Curriculum
  • Religion, English and Mathematics are enhanced by a contemporary and proven approaches to best meet the needs of our students
  • Students have experiences exploring and investigating the areas of STEM, History and Geography
  • A balanced curriculum is covered throughout the year through explicit instruction, independent learning time and scaffolded inquiries

Programs & Assessment


  • Fountas & Pinnell (reading comprehension)
  • Writing for a Purpose
  • Contemporary Teaching & Learning of Mathematics (CTLM) influence
  • Inquiry learning using Kath Murdoch’s model of Inquiry


  • PAT (Progressive Achievement Tests)
  • Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary and Spelling Instruction
  • Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Testing (Reading Comprehension)
  • School devised pre/post test assessments used across the curriculum
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