Curriculum is perhaps the most complex area for parents to understand and feel empowered in supporting their child’s learning. CSPV provides relevant resources and assistance for parents in their understanding of the implementation of the curriculum and how it impacts their children, particularly the process of learning.
Whilst it is not the role of parents to teach the curriculum to their children, having an understanding of the curriculum, of teaching and learning processes and language assists parents to have the capacity to support learning at home. This is related to another of our key areas of advocacy, parent engagement.
CSPV is regularly engaged in consultation sessions with the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority as well as teaching and learning leaders in each diocese to assist in understanding and communication of the Victorian curriculum. The areas of advocacy we explore are NAPLAN, STEM Education, Religious Education, VCE, VCAL, VET, Victorian Curriculum, Capabilities and other significant areas involving curriculum that are relevant to parents of children in Catholic schools.