Kururrungku Catholic School

Two-Way Learning

Kururrungku Catholic Education Centre
Billiluna Station
PMB 305
Halls Creek WA 6770

Tel: (08) 91688932
Fax: (08) 91688933
admin@kururrungku.wa.edu.au

Values & Aims

School Values

Mercy

  • Catherine McAuley: “There are things that the poor prize more highly than gold, tho’ they cost the donor nothing; among these are the kind work, the gentle, compassionate look, and the patient hearing of their sorrows.”

  • “Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.” Romans 12: 15

  • We believe in God’s mercy and compassion toward each person, and in God’s presence in each of us.

Respect

  • Catherine McAuley: “Be ever ready to praise, to encourage, to stimulate, but slow to censure, and still more slow to condemn.”

  • “Be ready to do good at every opportunity, to be courteous and always polite to all kinds of people” Titus 3:2

  • We believe in God’s love for us, and in our need to demonstrate that belief by our love and respect for others through our thoughts, words and actions.

Dignity

  • Catherine McAuley: “It is not sufficient that Jesus Christ be formed in us – he must be recognized in our conduct.”

  • “So always treat others as you would like them to treat you.” Matthew 7:12

  • We believe that each person is created by God, and is to be respected as unique.  Each of us are precious in God’s eyes.

Excellence

  • Catherine McAuley: “Perfection does not consist in performing extraordinary action, but rather in performing extraordinarily well the ordinary actions of everyday

  • “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward.”  Colossians 3:23

  • We believe in creating a school which provides an education that will enable each to always do their best – to become the person they were created to be.

Courage

  • Catherine McAuley: “If we are humble and sincere, God will finish in us the work He has begun. He never refuses His grace to those who ask it.”

  • “Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

  • We believe that each person has been gifted by God, and when we call for God’s help, God will not leave our thoughts and decision making.

Hope

  • Catherine McAuley: “How quietly the great God does all His mighty works! Darkness is spread over us, and light breaks in again, and there is no noise of drawing curtains or closing shutters.”

  • “Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31

  • We believe that the people in our community have the right to a happy and fulfilling life.

 

School Aims: Knowledge

Kururrungku Catholic Education Centre aims to guide and support its students in acquiring knowledge of:

  • their own special God-given talents;
  • bible stories and important Catholic beliefs;
  • Standard Australian English and Walmajarri;
  • mathematical facts and ideas;
  • different cultures, their behaviours and values;
  • their Aboriginal identity and culture;
  • Australian and world society;
  • ways of finding information’
  • arts forms such as dance, drama, story-telling, craft and music;
  • manners;
  • what is happening in the world;
  • rules and laws that keep the peace;
  • how the media functions;
  • the environment;
  • their body and how it works;
  • body care;
  • a variety of sports and ball games.

 

School Aims: Skills

Kururrungku Catholic Education Centre aims to assist students to develop the ability to:

  • pray in different ways;
  • know and understand their own value as a special person;
  • concentrate on a given task;
  • make decisions;
  • learn from mistakes;
  • understand and practise skills taught;
  • listen with understanding;
  • speak well in Standard Australian English;
  • read with understanding and enjoyment;
  • put thoughts into written Standard Australian English;
  • keep healthy, clean and fit;
  • understand and use mathematical processes and ideas in real life situations;
  • carry out calculations mentally and apply them;
  • use their creativity;
  • behave in the right way;
  • use their initiative to cope with life;
  • memorise and use facts and ideas;
  • write neatly at a suitable rate;
  • play a number of individual and team sports;
  • spell commonly used words correctly;
  • understand mass media;
  • use the skills of traditional Aboriginal life;
  • work out problems;
  • use the digital technology and various software packages

 

School Aims: Attitudes

Kururrungku Catholic Education Centre aims to assist students to develop belief in the value of:

  • their Christian faith;
  • prayer;
  • living the Jesus way;
  • their own cultural heritage and that of others;
  • looking at a situation from all sides in searching for truth;
  • believing you own self;
  • education;
  • accepting the uniqueness and individuality of others;
  • getting along with others;
  • the local community;
  • things of beauty;
  • looking after the environment;
  • respecting property; which is sacred in both cultures

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