Horizons of Hope

Horizons of Hope

St Mary’s Curriculum is based on the Victorian Curriculum and in conjunction with Catholic Education Melbourne Horizons of Hope.  This is the education framework for the Archdiocese of Melbourne and supports Catholic school communities to engage in dialogue about the distinctive nature of learning and teaching, leading learning, and enhancing Catholic identity in our schools.



Horizons of Hope - Curriculum

Horizons of Hope - Assessment

Horizons of Hope - Pedagogy

Horizons of Hope - Learning Diversity



Teaching & Learning 


All in the community are seen as lifelong learners therefore we strive to provide an environment where we:


  • develop a healthy self-esteem, so that all will think of themselves as significant, capable, worthy and able to succeed according to their own rates of development


  • have programmes that are sequential, planned so as to meet the needs of the learner and are continually evaluated to  ensure engagement through teaching that is learner based and focused


  • are exposed to a variety of experiences, including different teaching approaches, styles and role models, and have available to all quality resources, sufficient to meet the needs of all learners.


  • have  opportunities to practise and apply new understandings, and learners are able to monitor and assess their own development.


  • recognise each others talents, skills and achievements through appropriate feedback.


  • are immersed in a variety of challenging and enjoyable learning situations, including co-operative interaction with others in flexible groups, appropriate to the task at hand.


  • have the opportunity to use modern technologies to enhance the learning process