Our Vision Statement
Sacred Heart Primary, Westmead, is a Catholic school where each individual is respected and nurtured to achieve their potential, within a changing and challenging educational environment.
Each member of our community is empowered with a sense of hope for the future.
Our Mission Statement
Our mission at Sacred Heart Primary is to nurture individuals within a positive Catholic community.
We are committed to:
- providing quality education
- creating a welcoming environment.
- nurturing all individuals
- our faith
- our achievements
- our multiculturalism
- the dignity of each person
- the home/school partnership
- the individuality of each person
Our Belief Statements
Sacred Heart Primary School, Westmead is on a journey of school transformation. We are creating a culture of ‘deep learning’ that is profound, empowering and continually emerging. The pedagogical framework underpins student and staff engagement, interactions and learning.
The 4 pillars (Catholic Faith, Kagan Cooperative Learning, 4Cs and the Learning Disposition Wheel) are mutually dependent and are a holistic approach to learning. Our aim is to foster curiosity, spark the imagination, develop agency and the dispositions for life-long learning.
- successful learners are led by effective teachers who are professional, ethical and focused on the learning needs of each student
- each person is valued and must be treated with respect
- staff should be co-operative, collegial and collaborative
Learning and Teaching
- in a Deep Connected Learning (DCL) approach we aim to develop self-directed learners with the 4C Capabilities of communication, collaboration, creativity and critical reflection.
- assessment drives teaching and learning
- learners can take responsibility for their own actions and choices
- teachers provide structured experiences using the constructivist approach of the to, with, by model
- cooperative learning creates strong interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships
- learning happens when it is child-centred and when learners are engaged and have a voice
- teachers provide learning experiences to cater for all learning needs
- students should respect the dignity and uniqueness of each person
- students learn through their preferred learning style and at their own developmental level
- students should develop a love of learning – relating, choosing and thinking as independent learners