Learning is central to the school’s purpose and there are high expectations set for all children in their learning with the conviction that each child has the ability to learn and to achieve their potential and beyond with appropriate and sensitive teaching.
As a school we seek to recognise and affirm successful learning and high achievement. Our Lady of the Cape Primary School places special emphasis on developing and enhancing children’s skills in the Learning Areas of Literacy and Numeracy.
Through regular professional learning our teaching staff utilise research based and progressive knowledge and strategies of how children learn and flourish at particular stages and within Learning Areas. Teachers aim to know their children well: their backgrounds, their interests, needs motivations and learning styles. We encourage each child to accept responsibility for their own learning and develop within each child a desire for life-long learning. Our school strives to develop a sense of Compassion, Acceptance Respect and Excellence within each child by providing an environment that is safe, well organised and caring.
A child’s individual skills and talents are nurtured, while their achievement and self-esteem are strongly promoted. Mutual respect and trust are seen as keys to developing a strong, positive culture. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to take an active role in the life of the school with opportunities ranging from assistance in the day to day work of the school through to representation on the Parents and Friends Association and the School Board.
OLC also offers specialised learning intervention programs from Years 1 to 6
- Reading support Programs – Mini Lit, Multi Lit and Mac Lit
- Maths Support for Years 3 and 4 – Junior Elementary Maths Mastery
- Maths Extension – for identified students in Years 1 to 6.
- Extension Writing Classes – Year 3 to 6