Curriculum & philosophy

Teaching and Learning Philosophy

Teaching and Learning Philosophy

Early Years Education

A Catholic Early Childhood Program endeavours to provide an environment and educational experience that is concerned with the development of each child as a whole person, and which acknowledges his/her innate spirituality. It seeks also to foster a religious awareness through meaningful everyday life experiences. This religious education experience endeavours to complement and support that which is offered through the home environment.

Early Childhood Education lays the foundation for further schooling and provides the initial interface between home and school in a child’s life. Recognising parents as the first educators of their children, early childhood education seeks to build upon home learning.

In establishing programs for young children it is important to remember that Catholic schooling is intentionally directed to the holistic development of students from within, assisting them to become fully integrated human persons.

General Curriculum

All schools in Australia must follow the Australian Curriculum and in Western Australia the School Curriculum and Standards Authority.

Western Australian Curriculum provides a coherent and comprehensive set of prescribed content and achievement standards which schools use to plan student learning programs, assess student progress and report to parents.

The Western Australian curriculum encompasses ACARA's Australian curriculum English, Mathematics and Science. In addition, year-level syllabuses for Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education, Technologies, The Arts and Languages remain broadly consistent with the Australian curriculum but have been contextualised to make them more suitable for Western Australian students and teachers.

For the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline, please go to:

The Schools’ Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA WA) is responsible for the development of the Australian Curriculum from Pre-Primary (Foundation-Year 12). 

Our school writes an Annual Curriculum Plan based on students’ needs derived from standardised and teacher-made assessments.

Learning Support

At St Augustine we endeavour to support all learners, especially those with learning difficulties and disabilities and those learners who require extending through the HOTSkills program.

Specialist Learning Areas

Specialist Learning Areas include, Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Drama, Italian and Physical Education.