St Bernards 035 (Custom).JPGSt Bernard’s Primary School implements the Australian Curriculum as developed by the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (A.C.A.R.A).

The writing of the Australian Curriculum  was guided by the goals of the Melbourne Declaration for Education and these goals underpin our planning, teaching, learning, assessing and reporting at St Bernard’s.  The goals are:

Goal 1:

Australian schooling promotes equity and excellence

Goal 2:

All young Australians become:

– successful learnersSt Bernards 047 (Custom).JPG

– confident and creative individuals

– active and informed citizens

Learning at St Bernard’s is:

·         Inquiry based

·         Data driven and informed

·         Differentiated

·         Engaging

Learning Areas/ Subjects taught at St Bernard’s

·         Religious Education (Archdiocese of Brisbane, 2013)St Bernards 031 (Custom).JPG

Australian Curriculum Learning Areas implemented to date:

·         English

·         Maths

·         History

·         Science

·         Geography

Australian Curriculum Learning Areas awaiting endorsement:

  • Health and Physical Education
  • The Arts ~ Music and Visual Art
  • Language other than English (L.O.T.E)
  • Technology


Assessing children’s learning is an integral part of the classroom.  It improves learning and improves teaching.  In line with the Australian Curriculum, students are given multiple opportunities to demonstrate their understanding and skills.   Australian Curriculum Achievement Standards are used to assess the student’s work.


Parents are invited to attend Parent/Teacher Interviews during the year.

Written reports are sent home at the end of each semester.

Parents are also welcomed to make appointments with their child’s teacher at any time during the year.

Comparative Reports.

Parents may request the school to provide them with information that clearly shows  their child’s achievement in the subjects studied in comparison to that of other children in the co hort.  This information will show the number of students in each of the achievement levels.