The staff at Holy Family Mount Waverley continually seek innovative opportunities for each student to be reflective, imaginative and active in their learning. We promote a culture of inquiry based learning ensuring that all students gain the knowledge, skills and deep understandings required for future success. We are dedicated to quality teaching that integrates Digital Technologies, engaging students in ways not previously possible. New learning and teaching possibilities are created, enhancing achievement and extending interactions with local and global communities. The learning spaces are of the highest quality and our learning environment affirms the dignity of each person where learning is lifelong and personal.
In our Holy Family Mount Waverley learning community of staff, students and parents, we aim to meet the needs of all students by providing an inclusive environment which develops students intellectually, physically, socially and spiritually leading them to a love of learning. We strive to create successful learners who are empowered to be creative, confident and responsible citizens who positively engage with and contribute to society.
Our curriculum is designed to engage students in the contemporary world leading them to develop deep understandings about themselves, others and the world. We build learning relationships within the local and global community and create authentic opportunities for students to learn from and with others. We provide learning experiences which enable students to take responsibility for themselves and to make a commitment to authentic action. Therefore we promote learning and teaching that strengthens engagement, independence, collaboration, innovation and success.
Our engaging and inclusive curriculum focuses on developing students' depth of understanding of core concepts and the interdisciplinary knowledge and the skills needed to be adaptive, to transfer learning to new contexts and to prepare for learning throughout life.
We offer a comprehensive curriculum with a high priority given to literacy and numeracy.
The curriculum includes:
Our literacy and numeracy programs are designed to maximise each students’ outcomes, ensuring they achieve personal success. Ongoing assessments are used to inform teachers’ planning and target students’ learning.
The Tier 2 Reading Intervention Program (MultiLit) is offered for students who require assistance with reaching reading benchmarks.
Holy Family refers to the SMART Spelling Framework to support the teaching of spelling.
Our staff and students are involved in the Mathematics Intensive Partnership with Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools.
Students were invited to undertake ICAS assessments and the Maths Olympiad.
We have specialist teachers in the areas of LOTE (Auslan), Performing Arts, Physical Education, STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) and Library Resource Centre.
Holy Family offers the following opportunities onsite -