St Edward’s offers a comprehensive teaching and learning program based on seven Key Learning Areas:-

  1. Religious Education
  2. English
  3. Mathematics
  4. Science and Technology
  5. History and Geography
  6. Creative and Practical Arts
  7. Personal Development/Health/Physical Education

Academic Program

The school conducts the following academic programs:-

1. Religious Education: A K–6 Religious Education program is conducted at the school. The program is based on the Bathurst Diocesan Program called ‘To Know, Worship and Love’. Aspects of the faith covered in the school program include: The Blessed Trinity, Scripture, The Church, Mary, Prayer, Liturgy and the Sacraments. The school focuses on the Liturgical Year Cycle to celebrate the major feasts and seasons. The school program aims to assist students with the integration of faith and life.

The Sacrament of Penance is celebrated in Year 2, First Communion in Year 3 and Confirmation in Year 6.

2. English: involves the development of skills needed to read widely with understanding and enjoyment, to spell accurately, to write grammatically in a variety of forms; to understand the function of language; to listen and communicate effectively in a variety of situations; and to assess critically good literature.

3. Mathematics: develops students’ thinking, understanding, competence and confidence with numbers shapes and measurements. Students learn to add, subtract, divide and multiply whole numbers, fractions and decimals. They learn to measure time and calculate with money. They learn Geometry, Algebra and how to work with Data and Graphs.

4. Science and Technology: involves the learning of skills of enquiry, investigations, designing and problem solving; gaining knowledge and understanding about the natural and modified environments and people’s interaction with them; acquiring a knowledge of design processes; and understanding the interaction of technology and society. Computer education forms part of this subject.

5. History and Geography: Geography is the study of places and the relationship between people and their environments. Geography emphasises the role, function and importance of the environment. Geography inquiry involves students acquiring, processing and communicating geographical information. The study of geography enables students to become active, responsible and informed citizens.

6. Personal Development, Health and Physical Education: involves learning to develop an active, healthy lifestyle; developing skills in interpersonal relationships and positive values, attitudes and beliefs; and participating in regular physical activity.

7. Creative and Practical Arts: Teaching in this area involves developing technical competence and skills of designing and performing; and learning appreciation and self-expression in the visual and practical arts, which include music and drama.