At St Matthew’s, we start with the child when preparing learning experiences.
We acknowledge that children learn best when they see purpose in their learning and know the outcomes they are working to achieve. We ensure that learning experiences are responsive to children's individual needs, as learning is enhanced when students are able to relate learning activities to their everyday experience.
There are seven Key Learning Areas (KLAs) taught at St Matthew's. Each deals with the knowledge, skills, understanding, values and attitudes that are relevant and appropriate for primary students.
Our Religious Education program is integral to all that we do within our school. We aim to lead the students to a better understanding of their own Catholic tradition and emphasise the influence of the Holy Spirit at work in the lives of the students. This is based on the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta Religious Education Program.
In English students develop knowledge, skills & understanding of English language and literature which has a wider role as a means of learning in all Key Learning Areas.
Students analyse & solve problems in the areas of space, measurement and number. Maths also involves the study of patterns and relationships, and provides a means of communication.
Science and Technology
Students are given opportunities to learn about natural and man-made environments by engaging in scientific and technological activity. Students investigate, design, make and use technology.
Human Society and Its Environment
Human Society deals with the interactions of people with one another and with the social, cultural and physical environments.
Personal Development, Health & Physical Education
This Key Learning Area helps students develop self esteem, social responsibility, personal fitness and the ability to make informed decisions about health and lifestyle.
Creative Arts includes the artforms of dance, drama, visual arts and music. Learning in these art forms engages students in developing their abilities to make works and appraise their own works and that of others. A specialist music teacher is available for all students three days a week.