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At St Cuthbert's we meet students where they are, or more importantly, we meet them as they are. Together, we embark on a journey with exciting twists and turns, a journey that gives each child the best start in life ...The Enrolment Process
hrough the combination of 'teaching' and 'learning', our aim is that students will leave our supportive community as resilient well-educated individuals, with strong values and a lifelong curiosity to learn.
At St. Cuthbert's we share the following philosophical beliefs:
• Staff have a high belief in their collective ability to improve
• Everyone has the capacity for high levels of learning
• We have a 'stage' not 'age' approach to learning and teaching
• We are highly responsive to student needs
• We ensure that our students have a clear understanding of what
success 'looks like' as a learner
• Learning has clear intentions and success criteria
• Creativity, curiosity, collaboration, innovation and critical thinking are found in all areas of learning
Learning is meant to be hard and hard work pays off! It’s a place where creativity and critical thinking are nurtured and valued.
We understand that students learn differently, all with unique talents, ability and capacity to learn.
Relationships between students, staff and families are the key to supporting positive behaviours. Together we strive to;
"Be Safe Be Respectful Be Our Best"
Our staff are a Professional Learning Community (PLC). We work collaboratively in ongoing processes of inquiry and action research to continuously evolve as educators and support high levels of learning for all students.
'Emotional Intelligence' is primarily taught through the internationally acclaimed “RULER” Approach. Developed by Yale University, this approach is based on decades of research that demonstrates the impact of emotions on learning, decision making, creativity, relationships and health.
Beyond the walls of a traditional classroom, Bush Kinder, class excursions, school camps, the Grade 6 Canberra experience - exciting, stimulating and challenging learning experiences for our students to grow and learn.
Creating flexible learning environments is pivotal to our team approach to know and support each student to constantly take the next steps forward as learners.
Using technology and age appropriate online platforms enhance student learning at St Cuthbert’s. To support this we provide all students with a device from Prep to Grade 6.
Arts education is vital to help foster creativity and innovation. Specialised music and dance programs, and the opportunity for private music tuition, nurture passion for the arts and sharing our gifts and talents through performance.
Communication skills in a language other than English foster intercultural knowledge and awareness of language as a system. We study the language, culture and geography of Indonesia, learning more about our closest neighbours.
Our programs build a culture where teachers and students work together. Student voice, agency and leadership are understood as inter-related factors that contribute to the notion of empowerment and sense of school pride.
As a community, we work together to provide pathways for our students to develop the knowledge, understanding, skills, values and attitudes required to lead and promote healthy, safe and active lives.
As a school we continue the development of a culture that is in harmony with the Catholic tradition, the charism of Nano Nagle and the heritage of the Presentation sisters.
At the heart of St Cuthbert’s is a community grounded in the Gospels – shining our own lights to make Jesus real. Our motto, 'Trust in God's Love' is key to all that we do. Father Richard is an integral member of our school community. We regularly share and celebrate God's Word through prayer, liturgy and song.
t Cuthbert’s Catholic School was founded in 1938 by the Presentation Sisters. The first principal, Sr M. Genevieve had an enrolment of 32 students. The original school building, pictured on the right, was sited in the same place as the school today. It also served as the local church on Sundays until 1967 when the current Church of the Incarnation was built for the area in Bay Road. To this day, St Cuthbert’s children continue to worship together as a community on feast days and for masses at the Church of the Incarnation. The Presentation Sisters, along with the many teachers and staff who have, and continue to work at St Cuthbert’s, have followed the footsteps of Nano Nagle, answering her call to “take care of my schools”...