Early Years & Junior Years

‚ÄčIn the Early/ Junior years, learning goes beyond academic progress; it encompasses social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development to grow young people who are inspired to impact society. Effective learning and teaching involve actively engaging students in the learning process. High impact educative practices are used to keep learners interested and to improve achievement in the potential of all learners. At St Eugene College students flourish through excellence in learning and wellbeing.

St Eugene College focuses on foundational literacy and numeracy practices. Every child learns differently, so our teachers employ differentiated learning to meet the diverse needs of their students and maintain high expectations for all. Teachers encourage innate curiosity by posing open-ended questions, providing opportunities for exploration and discovery, and fostering a supportive learning environment where students feel safe taking risks and expressing their ideas.

Collaboration is an essential skill that we cultivate in the Early/ Junior Years. Teachers facilitate group activities, peer interactions and co-operative learning experiences to help students learn how to work effectively with others, communicate their ideas and resolve conflict. Students are elevated through voice and agency informed by living our Catholic tradition, beliefs and values.

Learning and teaching in the Early/ Junior years is characterised by a nurturing and supportive environment where students are encouraged to explore, question, and learn. It is a critical stage in a child's educational journey, laying the foundation for future learning and success.

Religious Education

In the schools and colleges of the Archdiocese of Brisbane, teaching people religion and teaching people to be religious draw upon the Catholic Christian tradition in ways that are mindful of local contexts and the ecumenical and multi-faith realities of contemporary culture. 

In our school community, we seek to understand and utilise the distinctiveness and complementarity of these two dimensions of religious education in the holistic education and the formation of students. Programs, activities and experiences for the classroom learning and teaching of religion and the religious life of the school are responsive to religious diversity, while being faithful to the Catholic Christian identity of the school.