Our school’s pedagogy reflects the overarching principles and approach to learning outlined in the Sydney Catholic Schools’ Statement on Authentic Learning. By connecting to the real world of students’ lives, authentic learning enables students to become lifelong learners who contribute to society and the wider world as active and discerning citizens. Authentic learning is central to our work as Catholic educators because it promotes the continual growth and wellbeing of the whole person — spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically.

A culture of learning and improvement is embedded in the school community. The school is focused on student achievement and success. Staff at St James Catholic Primary School Glebe are learners committed to professional growth. Teaching and learning are designed to meet the needs of the children.

“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn” (Ignacio Estrada)

At St James, we stimulate learning. 

We learn:

  • By interacting with others
  • By sharing and explaining with each other what we are learning
  • By doing and through trial and error
  • Through independent play and study
  • Through feedback.

We motivate students to take charge of their learning.