Our Philosophy

St Liborius School is a Spirit filled community based on the teachings of Jesus Christ, celebrating the traditions and faith of the Catholic Church. St Liborius P.S. has developed a whole school pedagogy that is developmentally appropriate, placing the child at the centre of all teaching and learning experiences. Students are engaged in real, relevant and authentic learning, enhancing their social, emotional, cognitive, language and physical development. Planned literacy and numeracy experiences are enhanced through a play and personalised approach to teaching and learning.

We believe in developing a strong sense of community through the relationship between parish, families and staff.

We believe that learning begins in the home, is furthered and enhanced by the school and nurtured by the parish community.

We believe in the value of each person being a gift from God to be respected and celebrated.

We believe our school provides a sense of hope by being a positive and childsafe place where children are happy and secure in their learning.

At St Liborius we adhere to the principles and practices of our Australian Democracy through our programs and teaching.

The democratic values of:
● Care and Compassion
● Doing your Best
● Fair Go
● Freedom
● Honesty and Trustworthiness
● Integrity
● Respect
● Responsibility
● Understanding, Tolerance and Inclusion

These are interwoven through all we do and can be found included in many of schools policies, our Vision Statement, our Graduate Outcomes and our school rules.

At St Liborius we base our learning and teaching experiences on the following principles and understandings about how children learn;
● Students will engage in personalised learning experiences that are developmentally and culturally appropriate.
● Student’s interests will be at the centre of all planned learning experiences.
● Relationship building will be supported through a systems based model, educating the whole child and embracing family and community.
● Student’s social, emotional, language, cognitive and physical development will be supported and enhanced through a play and personalised approach to learning and teaching.
● Regular assessment, reflection and documentation provide the basis for explicit and well-informed best practice.

School Aims and Objectives for Learning and Teaching
At St Liborius we believe in the development of the whole child, enhanced through a play and personalised approach to learning and teaching; because we believe this, we aim to:-
● Engage students in real, relevant and authentic learning experiences based on their interests, alongside the explicit teaching of literacy and numeracy.
● Plan intentional learning experiences that reflect the student’s interests, are developmentally appropriate and reflect early childhood development. These intentions will be visually displayed in all classrooms; including the Developmental Domains; (Emotional, Social, Cognitive, Language and Physical), Literacy, Numeracy & Religious Education.
● Document the skills, strengths, interests and development of each individual student. These observations will support teachers to plan appropriate experiences and intentions in their classroom to support learning and developmental outcomes.
● Develop the external environment which is conducive to student wellbeing and engagement
● Provide appropriate, safe and secure learning environments both internally and externally.

St Liborius Primary School is rich in history and continues to celebrate the traditions and faith of the Catholic Church whilst delivering the innovative and contemporary educational learning programs for the children of the Eaglehawk Community.This juxtaposition of history and contemporary learning is now being realised in the built form of the school that was officially opened over 100 years ago in 1913.

St Liborius Primary School has continued to develop the schools pedagogy and physical learning spaces for many years. St Liborius Primary School is continuing to develop its pedagogical theory adopting the Walker Learning Approach and has learning environments that have up to date resources and facilities both in the classroom and the outdoor environment, which plays a significant part in the development of the whole child.