At the core of learning is the curriculum and how it is translated and implemented as quality teaching and learning experiences for our children.
CSPV is regularly engaged in consultation sessions with the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) as well as teaching and learning leaders in each diocese to assist in our understanding and communication of the curriculum, NAPLAN, VCE, VCAL, VET and other significant areas involving curriculum that impact parents of children in Catholic schools.
Curriculum is perhaps the most complex area for parents to understand and feel empowered to support their child’s learning. Therefore, the role of the CSPV is in providing relevant resources and assistance for parents in their understanding of the implementation of the curriculum and how it impacts their children, particularly their choices of subjects and career paths during senior years of education.
Understanding of the curriculum, teaching and learning is also strongly related to our key area of advocacy, parent engagement and we endeavour to provide strong advocacy in both these areas.
CSPV have been involved in writing submissions and providing feedback on aspects of the curriculum as well as texts used by students in VCE. These advocacy opportunities provide parents with a voice and the ability to share their perspective on the content and impact of the curriculum on learning and in preparing children for their future.
CSPV were invited by Monash University and VCAA to contribute parent perspective to a review of the Civics and Citizenship Curriculum. Click on the link below to read our submission which was written by CSPV following consultation with Catholic school parents.
• CSPV Civics and Citizenship Submission 2021