Our patron, St John Bosco considered the home where students know they belong, the school where formal learning occurs, the playground where the community celebrates together, and the church where reflection occurs. At St John Bosco College, we take an evidence-informed approach to teaching and learning. This framework places that evidence into these four elements of education.

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Celebrating
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Belonging
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Reflecting
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Learning
Gives witness to Jesus Christ
Knows and cares about their students
Knows the content and how to teach it
Creates opportunities for student achievement
Responds to feedback from colleagues, students and parents
Celebrates success
Learns consistently
Persists to improve
Inspires joy and hope
Leads with compassion
Gives witness to Jesus Christ
Listens and responds
Knows, creates and innovates
Thinks critically
Acts responsibly
Communicates confidently
Supports the learning of others
Persists to improve
Contributes to community
Leads with compassion
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Reflecting
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Learning
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Belonging
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Celebrating

Challenges and engages students to develop their full potential.

Teacher

Models successful processes to achieve learning goals
Supports students through appropriate structures and mentoring
Celebrates student growth and progress toward goals

Learner

Strives to excel and achieve
Applies learning for successful classwork and assessments
Showcases their abilities and achievements

Balances holistic health with higher academic achievement.

Teacher

Knows the broader context of each student in their learning
Maintains consistent yet flexible learning routines
Promotes Catholic values and a love of learning

Learner

Collaborates to celebrate achievements
Feels supported in all aspects of their development
Values growth and strives to achieve their best
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Reflecting
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Learning
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Celebrating
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Belonging

Shares successful and innovative evidence-informed practices.

Teacher

Articulates the Catholic vision and values of the College consistently
Engages in professional learning to develop best practice
Meets regularly with colleagues from within and outside the College

Learner

Benefits from contemporary ideas and practices
Engages successfully with their teachers and peers
Respects the vision and values of the College and its Catholic tradition

Sustains positive conditions for learning to occur.

Teacher

Maintains workable learning routines
Models positive behaviour, acceptance and inclusivity
Implements effective strategies to support student behaviours

Learner

Contributes to a learning environment by following instructions
Strives to do their best in every situation, asking for help when needed
Works with others to respond positively in challenging situations
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Belonging
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Reflecting
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Celebrating
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Learning

Directing student attention towards specific learning.

Teacher

Engages with the why and how of learning
Connects prior learning, Catholic teachings, and learning goals
Provides both guided and independent learning experiences

Learner

Knows what they are learning and understands why they are learning it
Works with their teacher to develop relevant knowledge and skills
Learns collaboratively and independently

Monitors student progress to facilitate growth in learning.

Teacher

Creates regular, authentic assessment opportunities
Provides exemplar responses and models successful processes
Create fair marking criteria together for consistent, effective feedback

Learner

Processes examples of successful assessment to demonstrate understanding
Engages with assessment opportunities
Reflects on their learning through feedback and responds proactively
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Belonging
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Learning
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Celebrating
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Reflecting

Focuses on improving products, processes and behaviours.

Teacher

Clearly communicates task details to students and caregivers
Offers timely, specific improvement guidance to students
Gives students the opportunity to respond to feedback

Learner

Prepares for tasks by engaging with teachers and peers
Responds to feedback in a timely manner
Uses feedback as an opportunity for improvement

Affirms success and identifies areas for development.

Teacher

Uses a range of data sources to inform teaching practice
Adjusts activities to respond to learning needs
Engages in professional learning to develop expertise in data analysis

Learner

Responds positively to data-informed teaching practice
Uses their own data to implement improvements in their learning
Collaborates with teachers to make choices informed by data

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