Learning and Teaching

​Beliefs about Learning and our Learners’


“Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For it is the one who is least among you all who is the greatest.” Luke 9: 48

The Brisbane Catholic Education Learning and Teaching Framework is designed to support teachers in their planning and teaching in our schools. It aims to inspire and guide us as educators building on our values and beliefs as a Catholic Christian community. This framework is central to our beliefs about learning and teaching.  As members of a Christian community, we at OLA strive to “Shine with Life; Learn with Love; Grow with God” by showing love and respect for ourselves and for each other.


Our beliefs about learning unify and inform us when implementing proactive practices and interactions with others in a safe and supportive environment.


Personal and Social Capabilities are identified within the Australian Curriculum as an essential element required of all young Australians to become successful learners, confident and creative individuals and active and informed citizens. Enhancement of these capabilities inform staff in their decision making regarding the teaching of social skills, guided by sacred texts.


At OLA we believe that effective learning and teaching is based on the principles of consistency, equity, engagement and empowerment.