Faith and Mission

Principles of Learning

St. Philip Neri Catholic Primary School’s Principles of Learning that underpin our educational philosophy are:



  • Gospel Values
  • Promotion of the school ethos of ‘Deeds Not Words’
  • Development of the whole child – spiritually, emotionally, physically and intellectually
  • Restorative justice
  • Respect
  • Life long learning
  • Life skills
  • Stewardship


  • Diverse learners
  • Shared learning amongst the whole community
  • A community of learners
  • Transformative learning and learners
  • Professional learning


  • Highly engaging
  • Autonomous
  • Well resourced
  • Contemporary
  • Active in promoting high academic, social, moral and physical expectations


  • Collaborative
  • Differentiated to meet individual needs
  • Evidence based and embedded on good pedagogy
  • Encourages independent learners
  • Provides opportunities for deep learning
  • Implements the Quality Teaching Framework
  • Authentic
  • Reflective
  • Enriching
  • Outcomes based
  • Dynamic not static
  • Integrated with on-going assessment
  • Nurtures professional learning


In the Catholic tradition, students at St Philip Neri School learn the message of scripture. When they leave the school they strive to be like Jesus through their

  • Kindness and compassion displayed towards others
  • Respect shown to their peers and the community
  • Inclusiveness as they embrace difference

When students leave St Philip Neri School they are prepared to face life’s challenges and are supported by their

  • Leadership abilities and skills
  • Environmental awareness and problem solving skills
  • Sense of responsibility

When students leave St Philip Neri School the students are challenged to be

  • Independent learners and effective, confident communicators
  • Lifelong learners who value the collaborative education process
  • Fair and just members of the community

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