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The needs of each and every child in our care is of paramount importance to us. Children all learn differently. They have different speeds of comprehension, differing personal abilities and varying inherent strengths across the key learning areas.

To ensure that all of our students experience success, we work closely with our students, parents, outside service providers and highly qualified staff. Together we work to identify the needs of the child and identify how best we can meet these needs and set up our students for success.

We endeavour to work within the curriculum to provide an atmosphere in which the child will develop attitudes of caring, responsibility, achievement and a desire to learn. As a smaller school, we are really able to focus learning around subjects that are of particular interest to our specific students and this means that our students are more actively engaged in their learning. Creating animations, designing comics, producing podcasts, building marble runs, installing weather farms and inventing Lego robots are all part of the learning experience here.

Our learning outcomes at St Raphael's follow the Australian Curriculum and are based on guidelines outlined by the S.A. Education Department, Commonwealth Government and the Catholic Education Office.

This includes appropriate and varied learning experiences in the following areas:

  • Religious Education
  • English – Language, Literature and Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • HASS (Humanities and Social Sciences (this includes the areas of History, Geography, Civics & Citizenship and Economics & Business)
  • The Arts
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Languages (Japanese)
  • Technologies

Information and Communication Technologies are embedded into all these key learning areas.

Year 7 Flip Book Videos

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As part of Year 7 English Program at the end of 2015, students explored visual literacy. They created some little flip book animations to show different ways that pictures are used to tell a story. 

Click here to view movie file in Youtube.

Stop Motion Animations

As part of their English Studies curriculum towards the end of 2015, our Year 7s learned different types of communication including Manga comics, podcasts and animations.

Here is an example of a production that Jesse, Jack and Todd created.

Click here to view movie file in Youtube

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114 Glen Osmond Road, PARKSIDE     ph. (08) 8272 2368