Catholic Education South Australia

Chinese Language

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At Immaculate Heart of Mary we believe in providing all children with a broad and balanced entitlement to learning which encourages inquiry and creativity, focuses on key skills and inspires them in a commitment to learning which will last a lifetime.


We have an holistic, challenging curriculum based on the Australian Curriculum and including these key learning areas: 

English, Maths, Science, The Arts, Health and Physical Education, History, Geography, Chinese Language, Technologies and STEM.

At IHM we view the development of the capabilities as critical foundations for learning and for participating in community building and citizenship. We therefore place a high priority on Personal Development and Wellbeing, focussing on Positive Psychology, Growth mindset,  Resilience,  Fun, Critical Thinking Skills and Collaborative Learning.

Students develop Personal and Social Capability as they learn to understand themselves and others, and manage themselves, their relationships and learning more effectively.

For more information about the curriculum for each year level and the literacy, numeracy and personal and social capabilities continua click on the link and pdf attachments below: 



My Chinese Tutor

Year 3/4 with Evelyn

Each class uses the Zoom Conference platform to have a Chinese lesson each week with their teacher in Beijing.

Each week they have an online lesson followed by activities in class.

Growth Mindset

High quality learning


Having a growth mindset is not just “believing you can succeed,” it’s “believing you can change.” 

At IHM, we believe that when students have a growth mindset and matching skills, they are motivated to learn and know how to learn.  We teach children about what this is, and how they can use these skills for all learning. 

Premier's Reading Challenge

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On Wednesday 16th November 2016, IHM school representatives Owen and Suzette attended the Premier's Reception in recognition of our high achievement in the Challenge.  In 2016 the whole school participated in the Challenge.

Reading Challenge Ambassador, Mark Bickley, hosted the event.  the Hon Jay Weatherill MP (Premier of SA) and the Hon Susan Close ( Minister for Education) presented the student representatives of the invited 55 schools with honour certificate.  Author Mem Fox and Janeen Brian each read a story. Even Humphrey B. Bear attended and posed for some photos with students!

Overall 97% of schools in SA participated.  There were 1.5 million books read in total! Our school stands proud in being recognised as outstanding contributors to the 2016 Challenge.