At St Bernadette’s we believe that children learn best in a safe, happy and stimulating environment where they are encouraged to develop a range of 21st century skills and strategies.
We care for our children. - Gospel values are taught and practised. - The staff at St Bernadette’s provide role models. - All children are known by name. - There is a warm welcoming environment. Visitors are greeted by children and staff. - Children play happily in a warm caring environment. - There is peer support available for all students. - Parents are involved in our classrooms. - Children are well mannered and wear their uniform with pride. - Children are on task, work co-operatively and are willing to share.
The learning environment is interesting and exciting. - Our classrooms are colourful, tidy and clean. - Displays of children’s work are current and neatly displayed. - Learning outcomes are displayed. - Children have access to a wide range of resources. - The teacher’s role is that of teacher and facilitator.
There is explicit teaching of 21st century skills and strategies. - A range of 21st century skills and strategies have been identified. - There is a school-wide cyclical approach to the teaching of these skills and strategies. - All staff participate in professional development that develops their ability to teach these skills and strategies. - The performance management system is linked to the development of these skills and strategies. - The budget prioritises professional development and I.C.T. tools for staff and children. - Opportunities are provided for the community to experience, learn and celebrate the learning of these skills and strategies.