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Teaching and learning

At Petrie we believe that the relationship between what is taught and how it is taught is critical in order to maximise student learning, and to ensure that every day, in every classroom, every student is learning and achieving. We believe that effective teachers do not teach one thing and then move on to another, and another. Effective teachers find out what students already know and set goals for the next steps for learning. Our teachers sequence learning that provides multiple opportunities for all students to explore and consolidate ideas, skills and concepts, challenging and supporting all students. Decisions about how best to sequence teaching and learning are based on feedback about: What do my students already know? What do my students need to learn? and How do I teach it?


Our teachers have high expectations that all students can achieve and perform. They also have high expectations for their own teaching practice.


Petrie State School has a Pedagogical Framework that has been developed to ensure high quality teaching focused on the achievement of every student. The Pedagogical Framework is based on:

  • Relationships as the basis of a positive school culture
  • Student-centred planning with targeted and scaffolded instruction
  • High expectations for all
  • Alignment of curriculum, teaching and assessment
  • Safe supportive learning environments