At St Paul’s Catholic College, Booragul, we aspire to teach students to develop a deep appreciation for acquiring knowledge and skills, embrace collaboration, actively engage in critical and creative thinking and to be resilient and reflective learners. St Paul’s students are characterised by their openness and discernment to the ideas and movements of the time, ‘referring all things to our God’ to examine what is truly good from that which diminishes. This requires a commitment by all, teachers and students, to the ideal of promoting intellectual development informed by Christian values and seeking truth wherever it may lead. At times, accepted notions or predominant values of society may be at variance with the deepest truths of humanity, as revealed in Jesus, and we are called, like him or, in the words of our motto Vivere Christus Est – to live is Christ. As St Paul was courageous, our students will also be distinguished by their courage – courage to dream more, to do more, to learn more and to be more.
Our vision for teaching and learning at St Paul’s reflects the goals of the 2019 Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Declaration (2019):
St Paul’s teachers strive to create learning environments and practices which enable students to develop critical and creative thinking skills, engage in collaborative learning opportunities, foster respectful and quality relationships and to endeavour to continually develop 21st century learning skills.
St Paul’s Catholic College, through its culture of high expectations, positive teacher-student relations and contemporary approach to the delivery of the curriculum, aims to meet the spiritual, intellectual, psychological and social needs of each student, developing more fully the ability of each individual to think objectively and responsibly, to value the search for truth, and to appreciate the dignity and value of the human person.
Working closely with the College Principal and Assistant Principal – Community & Well-being, the Assistant Principal – Teaching and Learning will support teachers and students, in collaboration with the families and wider school community, in realising these goals for our students.
Mrs Amber Carter
Assistant Principal - Teaching & Learning