Learning - Learning and Teaching

In Learning and Teaching, the development of the individual is paramount at Nazareth school :

  • Learning and Teaching will reflect the development of Gospel Values.
  • The learning environment is constructed to encourage children to be independent, co-operative, resourceful, creative and critical.
  • For children to learn, tasks need to be relevant, stimulating, interesting, challenging and enjoyable.
  • Children are individuals, have individual needs and need to feel loved and to belong.
  • Every opportunity is given to the student to grow as a person and a member of the wider community.
  • Each child is seen as being intrinsically worthwhile and as having gifts which it is the responsibility of the school, in partnership with the parents, to develop.
  • All children are capable of learning and school has a responsibility to provide an environment wherein all children are able to develop to their full potential.
  • The role of the teacher is central to the existence of the school and the work it does to promote quality education.
     
  • Teachers see themselves as professional educators who work to build learning environments where they are co-learners with the children in their care.
     
  • Teachers will motivate children’s desire to learn by facilitating the development of skills knowledge and understandings rather that transmitting knowledge.
  • Teaching is based on the developmental needs of the whole child and cater for different developmental stages.