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We offer a comprehensive curriculum with a high priority given to Literacy and Numeracy. We have specialist teachers in the areas of LOTE (Auslan), The Arts (Dance, Drama and Music), Physical Education, Library and Science Technology Engineering Maths (STEM).

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:

Learning Areas

  • The Arts (Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Arts)
  • English
  • Health and Physical Education
  • The Humanities (History, Geography, Economics, Civics and Citizenship)
  • Languages
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technologies (Design and Technologies, Digital Technologies)


  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Ethical
  • Intercultural
  • Personal and Social

Cross-curricula priorities

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
  • Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia
  • Sustainability

Literacy and Numeracy

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.

Our school has implemented the 'structured literacy' approach this year based on the Science of Reading. It is pleasing to see how quickly pick up the sound/letter relationships and these will be revisited throughout the year to increase memory retention.

The Tier 2 Reading Intervention Program (MultiLit) is offered for students who require assistance with decoding.

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.

Extracurricular Activities

Holy Family offers the following opportunities onsite -

  • Chess Club (students are invited to take part in external chess classes after school each Thursday).
  • Digimaker (coding classes) for students in Years 3-6 each Friday during the school term. These sessions take place after school.
  • The Music Bus (students in Years Prep-Year 6 have the opportunity to learn how to play a musical instrument during the school day each Friday)
  • Student Led Clubs (our students lead lunchtime clubs as part of their Social Justice)
  • Gardening Club (each Wednesday students and parents are invited to gather in our community garden to tend to our garden)
  • Running Club (parents and students are welcome to start the day by running laps from 8am each Friday)
  • Reading Club (book houses have been set up around the school for students to read during their break times)
  • Lego Club (happens each Friday lunchtime)