The teachers at St Brigid's use the Victorian Curriculum F-10 to assist them in directing the learning and teaching experiences children have within the classroom.
The learning areas addressed through the Victorian Curriculum include:
The Victorian Curriculum F-10 includes capabilities, which are a set of discrete knowledge and skills that can and should be taught explicitly in and through the learning areas. The four capabilities in the Victorian Curriculum F-10 are:
AUSLAN is also taught from Foundation to Year 6.
The LOTE (Languages Other Than English) program aims to develop students' skills in AUSLAN (Australian Sign Language), the language of the Deaf community in Australia. AUSLAN aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable students to: communicate in AUSLAN, understand language, culture and learning and their relationship, and thereby develop an intercultural capability in communication. The visual communication of AUSLAN is also a very engaging way to re-enforce spelling and letter recognition.
St Brigid's Primary School, Ballan as part of St Patrick's Parish Gordon aims to support the Parish and families as the educators of children in faith. A comprehensive and sequential P - 6 Religious Education program is developed based on the Diocese of Ballarat program, Awakenings, taking into account the liturgical seasons and the local calendar.
We also take into account the uniqueness of each child in their ongoing faith formation, drawing from their life experiences so as to enable them to incorporate the Gospel values our school nurtures.