At St Philomena’s Catholic School we strive to promote a positive culture for learning that ensures a universal and unconditional positive regard for children and young people, and high regard for the collective capacity of a school staff team to increase learning, wellbeing, and life-opportunity for children and young people.

At St Philomena’s Catholic School, this is achieved through:
● Student-centered pedagogy
● Working in and developing strong learning teams
● Early and ongoing intervention through a collaborative case management approach
● Promoting high levels of connection and participation
● Maximizing access and opportunity for all students
● A multi-tiered system of support for academic, positive behaviour, and wellbeing domains

The Catholic school sets out to be a school for the human person and of human persons, “the person of each individual human being, in his or her material and spiritual needs, is at the heart of Christ’s teaching: this is why the promotion of the human person is the goal of the Catholic school”. (Congregation for Catholic Education, 1998, para 9)