Education Program

Curriculum

At St Edward’s we are proud of the holistic education offered where every child has the opportunity to develop their full range of potential.

The children at St Edward’s School follow the New South Wales Board of Studies Curriculum. The curriculum covers a broad range of learning areas known as the Key Learning Areas or KLA’s.

The Key Learning Areas are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science and Technology
  • History & Geography
  • Creative Arts
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education.

As a Catholic School we also add another subject to our Key Learning Areas – Religious Education. Religious Education at St Edward’s follows the Celebrating our Journey syllabus.


Co-Curriculum

School Sport

The children participate in a daily physical education program.

Sports Day is Friday when all children are expected to wear the correct sports uniform. This often changes during the swimming season because of the restricted availability of the pool.

Sport teams are:

  • Kennedy - Green
  • Therry - Blue
  • MacKillop - Gold
  • Chisholm - Red

Children have the opportunity to take part in:

  • School carnivals;
  • Diocesan carnivals;
  • Polding carnivals;
  • State PSSA;
  • School Sport Australia Championships (in some sports only).

Sports will include swimming, summer trials (cricket for boys, softball for girls, tennis, and basketball), winter trials (rugby league, soccer, netball, hockey, and rugby union), touch football, cross country and athletics. Swimming, cross country and athletics will cater for all children from ages 8 to 13, while the team games will apply only for the older children (Year 6 and outstanding Year 5 students).

Weekend sports are organised through community/school based clubs:
cricket, netball, basketball, miniball, flipper ball, soccer, t-ball, touch, oz tag, hockey (Cavaliers), rugby league (Collegians) and rugby union.


Cultural Activities

At St Edward’s students participate in curriculum based music and drama classes, focusing on performing (singing, playing, moving), organising sound and listening. Each year individual children, classes and grades are involved in the Tamworth Eisteddfod.

Children at St Edward’s also have the opportunity to be involved in Catholic Schools Celebrate, a performance that showcases the talents of catholic school children in the Tamworth Region.

At St Edward’s we also offer individual tuition in piano, guitar and violin by qualified music teachers.


Excursions

From Kindergarten to Year 6, all children at St Edward’s have the opportunity to experience a diverse range of excursion opportunities throughout the year. All excursions are organised to enhance teaching and learning and bring the curriculum alive for children. The following are examples of excursions at St Edward’s:

  • Environmental Excursions
  • Farm Excursion
  • Day trip to hospitals, nursing homes and local attractions
  • Day trip by train to Werris Creek National Train Museum
  • Day trip to Tamworth local Landmarks and exhibitions
  • Day trips to concerts and performances.
  • Overnight stay at Coffs Harbour and exploration of Dorrigo National Park
  • Three day trip to Lake Keepit Sport and Recreation Camp
  • 4 day tour exploring Sydney