St Luke's Catholic College
As a ‘next generation school’ St Luke’s is designing and establishing a ‘new normal’ for preschool to post school learning in an environment characterised by a flexible, stage-based curriculum which nurtures curious children to become creative contributors and innovative problem solvers for a changing world. Part of this sees the College implement ‘Pathways’ for Year 5-8 students in the School of Leadership. Pathways uses strengths-based data, evidence of learning progress, development of social skills and enterprise skills, and self-determined interests for each student to know more deeply how they are uniquely built for purpose in this rapidly changing world. This creative and innovative approach to learning, both supports and drives the College’s commitment to provide an increasingly personalised curriculum. To assist students in Year 5 and 6, St Luke’s partners with Become Education to separate the myths from the reality about the new world of work. Through awareness, aspiration and agency, students become active explorers of their dynamic self and learn to recognise influences on their ideas for their future through a semester long inquiry project, all benchmarked to the Australian Curriculum. Over time, students recognise real world connections between subjects, content and the future possibilities it can open up.