Religious education makes a distinctive contribution to the school curriculum by developing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of religion, religious beliefs, practices, language and traditions and their influence on individuals, communities, societies and cultures. It enables pupils to consider and respond to a range of important questions related to their own spiritual development, the development of values and attitudes and fundamental questions concerning the meaning and purpose of life.
Sex education/Personal, social, health education and citizenship
A strong pastoral curriculum integrating Jewish and universal values underpins the personal and social development of all children.
Physical Education promotes fitness, teamwork, skills, creativity, cooperation, agility and fair play.
Performance and presenting are a vital component of school life, building confidence, personal pride, teamwork and creativity
Community Service/Service Learning
The school promotes a strong sense of responsibility for one’s community (broadly defined) and the world with children learning to give, serve and take responsibility for self and community. This focus on community service will be part of the curriculum every week employing a problem solving approach, in which children get used to giving and serving and feeling that they can make a difference in the world. They will design projects based on knowledge they gain connected to the planned curriculum and in this process will continue to develop and apply significant skills.
The approach to taking responsibility for one’s community will imbued with Jewish, other faith and universal values drawing upon the Service Learning approach as developed in the work of Cathryn Berger Kaye and others. This is an approach that looks at practical ways of engaging students in civic responsibility, academic curriculum and social action. Service learning connects school based curriculum with the inherent caring and concern that young people have for the world, connecting classroom content, literature and skills to community needs.