At Christ The King we believe in focusing on the whole person, a whole person created in the image and likeness of God. A whole person who brings to their education a diverse background, skills, talents and mindsets.
Brave - Our teachers have high expectations of our learners. Our learners are encouraged to be brave; to participate; to articulate their learning goals and understand where they are in their learning and where they are heading. They receive feedback and can give feedback about theirs and others learning. Students are resilient in the classrooms and in the playground.
Empowered - Our learners are successful, creative and confident, active and informed and empowered to shape and enrich our world. Our teachers use formative strategies and assessments with transparent monitoring of progress in learning and in behaviour. Teachers are empowered by being data driven and understanding the impact of the teaching and learning in the classroom.
Spirited - We educate the whole person in community: created in the image and likeness of God who develops spiritually, physically, socially, emotionally, morally and cognitively. Our learners are filled with the Spirit of God; in making decisions, friendships and modelling appropriate behaviour and values to all in our wider community.
We believe that we are all in this together.
Christ the King is implementing the Australian Curriculum in line with state and federal recommendations.
Our staff are at the forefront of curriculum change, implementing new directions, and educating the school community as the needs arise. Planning, teaching, learning, assessment, monitoring and reporting are all critical elements of the curriculum cycle.
The development of school based programmes is ongoing. We co-operatively plan within and across year levels using The Australian Curriculum, Queensland Syllabus Documents and guidelines from Brisbane Catholic Education, drawing on highly effective practices and research based methodology
The overarching goal underpinning teaching and learning within the Brisbane Catholic Education Learning Framework is to empower all learners of all ages to shape and enrich our changing world, by living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
As a supportive learning community we plan to equip students with skills to become life long learners. Planning for quality teaching and learning requires consistent and explicit attention to providing programmes and opportunities to develop Reflective and Self Directed Learners. Such learners are able to be: Quality Producers, Designers and Creators, Community Contributors, Effective Communicators and Active Investigators.
Planning for teaching and learning at Christ the King emphasises the importance of the individual learner as a unique creation of God. As such, all students are given diverse opportunities to experience and learn in a supportive environment.
When planning for quality teaching and learning, decisions are made within an inquiry approach. The student is at the centre of curriculum decisions. Learning episodes are designed to occur at a level appropriate to the student’s academic and social development. Learning is designed to occur within a context that is meaningful to the students.
Meaningful learning occurs when students make connections between what they are learning and practical real life situations. Teachers plan for learning with a connected approach. Aspects of several key learning areas are considered and activities and experiences are designed to develop skills and understandings across a number of key learning areas. Students who are given opportunities to learn in this way are able to see a purpose in active participation. They are encouraged to take responsibility for what they learn and to negotiate how they will demonstrate their knowledge and understanding.
Christ the King is committed to providing exciting and challenging learning programmes that meet the needs of this community. We value the traditions of our faith, dignity and justice for all students, high quality learning, individual creativity and the importance of accountability.