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.

At St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School Sutherland we are committed to being a school which is welcoming and inclusive. We collaboratively foster and live our school motto to Nourish, Nurture and Grow in Christ through a Holistic Education

Our school wide pedagogy clearly demonstrates a shared purpose for all students’ learning and reflects the distinctive needs of the learning community of St Patrick’s.

This pedagogy reflects a focused plan for teaching and learning that meets the needs of the 21st century learner. The educational principles of intellectual quality, differentiation, a quality learning environment and globalised learning have been incorporated into a framework designed to support, improve and enhance teaching and learning in our school.