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Core Curriculum


At Holy Cross, we strive to foster confident, imaginative and informed children. Building the literacy capacity of all children is key to our teaching and learning. 

Children learn to read, write, speak, listen and create on a daily basis. Through evidence based practice and with data at the forefront, literacy is differentiated to meet the needs of each child. At Holy Cross, we use quality teaching and learning strategies that promote a love of all skills in Literacy. Literacy planning is facilitated weekly and our teams always begin a planning session with data; seeking what our children currently know, determining what strategies they are using and shaping what the next step in their learning looks like. 


The dynamic Mathematics program at Holy Cross is meticulously designed and data-driven to support all children across the Victorian Curriculum's mathematics domains: Number, Algebra, Measurement, Space, Statistics and Probability. Through targeted focus groups, personalised tutoring, and extension programs, we meet diverse learning needs while employing a balanced blend of Explicit teaching and challenging tasks. Our approach ensures every child receives tailored attention, fostering robust mathematical skills and problem-solving abilities essential for their future success.


At Holy Cross, our Foundation to Year Two curriculum embraces Discovery learning—a dynamic and engaging approach that cultivates meaningful connections across various curriculum areas. This philosophy, rooted in the belief that children learn best through play, encourages exploration and application of learning in diverse contexts. Through Discovery learning, children naturally express their understanding using multiple languages, including artistic expression, creative endeavours, and imaginative play. While fostering a play-based environment, our educators provide structured guidance, influencing and shaping play experiences to optimise learning outcomes for all children.


Our Inquiry Program emphasises the cultivation of lifelong learning skills essential for our children. Rooted in fostering critical thinking and learning processes, our inquiry program  encourages student agency, inviting them to take ownership of their learning journey. This approach provides a platform where children explore diverse strategies to demonstrate their comprehension and mastery of key content areas. Through this dynamic process, children not only gain knowledge but also develop invaluable skills that will serve them as lifelong learners.