Teaching at Orana

Teaching at Orana

Orana Catholic Primary School prides itself on being an innovative workplace and encourages its teachers to continually explore the ways students learn best.

Orana is a community where the inherent dignity and worth of every person is valued and protected. A positive, effective and socially supportive learning environment is actively promoted.

The Vision for Learning - New Day, New Adventure - is based on the belief that successful learning is intrinsically linked to student well-being.

New Day

Teachers understand that relationships are important. A restorative approach to behaviour enables students to reflect on their actions, make amends and restore relationships. Each day there are opportunities for a new start within this community of care.

Teachers provide a high level of support to students by connecting with them wholeheartedly and by actively showing concern for their well-being.

New Adventure

Teachers contribute to a learning culture that is based on high expectation. Learners are challenged to explore new ways of thinking in a supportive environment of mutual respect.

Teachers are committed to a student-centred approach and know the importance of engaging students in authentic, reflective and collaborative learning experiences. New technologies are heavily embedded into the learning activities of the school.

Teachers believe that learning environments should be inclusive and equitable. They promote and value the energy and effort given by students of all abilities and provide clear opportunities for success and excellence.