Project based learning, rich in academics

Learning at St Thomas takes a project based approach that creates an academically challenging environment. We want to arm our children with real world competencies so that when they graduate, they are ready with useful, adaptable skills and ways of thinking suited to the rapidly changing world.

Project based learning immerses children in real world, engaging projects that build a meaningful connection to learning. Children work on a long-term project, tackling a real world problem or finding a solution to a complex question. At project completion, they present their findings to a real audience in a clear demonstration of their knowledge and skills.

Why project based learning?

It gives students a deeper, meaningful learning experience. It provides the best environment for maximum engagement and motivation as an ongoing learner.

Children have an innate desire to puzzle over things and to find things out. Inquiry based learning harnesses this inbuilt acquisitive nature for learning – in a more meaningful way than traditional classroom learning.

Project based learning also focuses on the team work skills needed for groups to effectively complete their project in a way that all feel valued.

Project based learning develops your child in:

  • Collaboration
  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity
  • Citizenship
  • Character

Our curriculum is built on Board of Studies syllabuses and includes these Key Learning Areas:

  • Creative Arts
  • English
  • Human Society and its Environment (HSIE)
  • Information Communication and Learning Technologies (ICLT)
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)
  • Religious Education
  • Science and Technology
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