Catholic school communities provide a holistic approach to student
learning and engagement through the provision of a balanced and
inclusive approach to both curriculum and pastoral care.
School planning is underpinned by strong faith community and school
partnerships and programs that contribute to school student engagement
in lifelong learning, the articulation of student educational
aspirations and the provision of educational opportunities and
attainment particularly for disadvantaged groups.
Retention and Participation Project (RAP)
The Retention and Participation Project supports the development of
educational opportunities for students in the lowest achieving groups of
students in Years 7-12 through targeted prevention and intervention
programs in Catholic schools.
The key aspects integral to supporting schools to develop a
framework for provision for students at risk across Years 7-12 within
Catholic school communities include:
- Ensuring that the 'starting point for all curriculum decisions will be the students themselves and their individual needs'
- The provision of school structures and processes for the evaluation of curriculum planning for students at risk
- High expectations for all students at risk; building on their strengths, and enhancing motivation
- Recognition and accreditation of student achievement.
Engagement Programs for 16 and 17 Year Olds
The Engagement Program recognises the need for schools to establish
practices, which support 16 and 17 year old students at educational risk
to develop the understandings, skills and confidence to achieve to
their individual potential.
The CEWA supports this and endeavours to work with schools to give
individual assistance so they can run programs to re-engage these