Our school educational philosophy is drawn from the Victorian Teaching and Learning Model – Principles of Practice and is guided by the Victorian Curriculum standards.

As a reflective school, that bases curriculum teaching and learning direction on data collected from numerous sources and the FISO improvement cycle 2.0, Watsonia North strategically reflects upon and reviews practice.

The FISO Improvement Cycle 2.0 supports the review of the impact of our teaching and learning programs. Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) use this cycle to discuss teaching affect based on observations made and evidence collected. PLCs use various forms of data to plan for future teaching and learning experiences and direction focussed on facilitating student growth in all areas of the curriculum.

Curriculum is well structured, using yearly, termly and weekly planners. Learning experiences are differentiated to address the needs of all students and are carefully and collaboratively planned, implemented, monitored, reflected upon and evaluated by PLCs.

Student Voice and Agency is used to empower students, allowing them to have input into how they learn, what they learn and how they are assessed in order to develop a collaborative approach to teaching and learning for students and teachers. This promotes connectedness and establishes a strong learning community.

Goal setting and self-reflection are used by students to challenge themselves and enable a sense of agency by taking responsibility and directing their own learning.