Marian Catholic School provides quality education for all students. We offer a curriculum that is child focused with a strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy skills.
We continually strive for excellence in education and achieve this through:
- High expectations
- Focused teaching
- Engaged learning time
Our curriculum is based upon the Australian Curriculum in the following key learning areas:
- Health & Physical Education
- Technology - Use of technological tools (computers, ipads, chrome books, video, cameras, microphones, interactive white boards) is embedded within our integrated units.
- The Arts – including Dance, Music, Drama, Media and Visual Arts.
The Curriculum is developed, implemented and reviewed to meet the needs of our students. The curriculum encourages our students to:
- Be flexible in the face of change
- Critically analyse the world they live in
- Be active, caring and reflective citizens
- Be responsible and productive in a rapidly changing local and global economy.
- To be ‘life long learners.'
A life long learner is:
-A reflective, self directed learner
-A quality producer
-A designer and creator
-An active investigator
-An effective communicator
-A learner and collaborator
-A community contributor
The curriculum caters for all of our students. The Enrichment Education Programme aims to extend and challenge our more capable students and we provide assistance for students who need learning support. Our special needs and learning support students are supported by the class teacher, the learning enrichment teacher / special needs teacher and the Guidance Counsellor.
Supporting the Arts at Marian Catholic School
The Queensland Arts Council visit, while children are encouraged to participate in the Townsville and Burdekin Eisteddfod and Mulkadee Catholic Arts Festival. Instrumental music is offered to our students from Year 3, we offer Guitar, Flute, Clarinet, Violin and Recorder.
Sport is an integral part of school life. Interschool Sport is offered to our Yr 5 & 6 students throughout the year. This is played on Friday afternoon at various sporting venues throughout Townsville. The following are some of the sports we have been able to offer over the past 2 years:
Softball / TBall
Marian Catholic School competes in the Inter-school Athletics, Swimming and Cross Country each year. All students attend swimming lessons throughout the year. Junior school students attend gymnastics lessons.
Assessment & Reports
Assessment of children's knowledge and effort is done on a progressive basis. Assessment is ongoing throughout the year with teachers collecting and collating work samples, test papers, anecdotal records and checklists which can be used when reporting to parents.
Reports are issued at the end of Term 2 & Term 4. Mid Term 1 a compulsory parent/teacher interview will take place to discuss your child's academic, social, spiritual and physical development.
Parents are welcome to contact teachers to make an appointment to discuss their child's work at any time.