High Quality Learning and Teaching



Whole School Pedagogies

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Accreditation Requirements
There are a number of administrative priorities that all schools in the Archdiocese of Brisbane need to address in the delivery of a high quality Religious Education curriculum across Prep to Year 12. Currently, at Siena Catholic Primary School, all teachers have Accreditation to Teach in a Catholic school and all teachers of religion also have accreditation to teach religion in a Catholic school.
Maintenance of Accreditation

As part of their professional learning, all teaching staff are required to maintain their accreditation status by engaging in the required numbers of hours every five years to maintain accreditation to Teach and Teach Religion.

Teachers as Professional Learners

Teachers engage in ongoing professional learning focused on enhancing individual and collaborative practices as well as the capacity to improve student learning. At Siena Primary teachers have regular access to professional development to increase their capacity to teach the Religious Education curriculum as well as strengthening their own faith and prayer life.

Validation of School Religious Education Programs

Siena Primary, along with every Catholic and ecumenical school, is required to have a documented Religious Education Program designed in accordance with the Religious Education Curriculum and approved through an Archdiocesan validation process. Regular monitoring and review of the program and its delivery is aligned with approved cyclical review processes.


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Assessment Practices


The process of assessment involves our teachers in:

  • Providing students with opportunities to demonstrate what they know and can do in relation to the identified knowledge, understanding and skills in the religion classroom
  • Gathering evidence of students’ demonstrations in Religion
  • Making judgments about students’ demonstrations in the religion classroom

Teachers use a variety of assessment techniques and sources to gather evidence about students’ demonstration of learning.
These include:
  • Observation
  • Foused Analysis
  • Consultation
  • Self and peer assessment  



  Reporting is an essential component of the learning process at Siena. It provides information to students, parents and teachers which allows for the celebration of learning achievements as well as goal setting and planning for learning to continue to improve.
Schedule of Formal Reporting Procedures
Term One
Learning Log sent home followed by a Parent Teacher interview
Term Two
Semester One Report sent home at the end of Term 2, with Learning Log
Term Three
Learning Log sent home with an optional parent –teacher interview
Term Four
Semester Two Report sent home at the end of Term 2, with Learning Log