The curriculum of a Catholic school is concerned with students’ integrated development as Christian persons and encompasses all the
planned experiences provided by schools to facilitate students’ learning
and development. (Mandate, paragraph 66)
The curriculum of Catholic schools fulfils the requirements of all
relevant Australian and State Government legislation. Catholic Education
staff are working towards the aim of the Melbourne Declaration on
Educational Goals for Young Australians, namely to ensure that 'All
young Australians become successful learners'.
There is a strong religious dimension across the curriculum, which is
most obvious in the subject of Religious Education which is the first
learning area in a Catholic school in Western Australia.
The K-10 Curriculum includes the following learning areas:
As the 3 phases of the Australian Curriculum
are finalised Catholic schools will be implementing the curriculum from K-10.
At the senior secondary level, Catholic schools plan learning experiences that prepare students to achieve the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE)
Senior Secondary curriculum will also include a range of vocational
education courses, some of which have industry accreditation.
The Learning and Teaching K-12 Team lead and support Catholic schools
in Western Australia in their efforts to provide effective learning
environments. The team assists schools in developing rich and
challenging curricula that supports all students to learn and to
maximise their potential.