St Agnes, Mt Gravatt as one of the 150 schools of the Brisbane Archdiocese, is bound to improving educational outcomes for all our students, in that they will live fulfilling productive and responsible lives through letting their light shine. This philosophy connects with the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals (2009). These goals for Australian schools are to promote equity and excellence for all young Australians to become successful learners, confident and creative individuals and active and informed citizens.The Melbourne Declaration emphasises the importance of knowledge, understanding and skills of learning areas, general capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities as the basis for a curriculum designed to support 21st century learning.Brisbane Catholic Education key messages about learners and learning and teachers and teaching are informed by our Christian Catholic traditions and the Brisbane Catholic Education Learning Framework.Learning Teaching Framework 2013 A4.pdfHere at St Agnes, Mt Gravatt we began implementation of the Australian Curriculum in 2010 in the learning areas of Mathematics, English, History and Science. We have recently begun to implement the learning areas of Health & Physical Education, Languages other than English (LOTE), the Arts and Geography. We are also committed to implementing the cross-curriculum priorities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders histories and cultures; Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia and Sustainability. We have begun to focus on the general capabilities of Personal and Social capability; Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capabilities and Intercultural Understanding. In this period of transition from Queensland syllabuses to a National Curriculum, teachers are supported through planning and professional learning to ensure the teaching and learning here at St Agnes is aligned with current knowledge about children’s learning and sound teaching practices.