Inquiry Learning

At St. Gerard’s our students are encouraged to inquire and investigate 'Big Picture Ideas', enhancing their understanding of themselves and their world. We combine Religious Education and Inquiry Learning to support our students in a faith based interpretation of their world.

We endeavour to develop the potential of all students to participate and contribute to their community and the contemporary world.


Inquiry Learning includes the areas of Humanities, Economics, Geography, History, Science and Health. STEM knowledge and skills are embedded within the St. Gerard's inquiry curriculum. The STEM education immerses and engages students in Mathematics, Science, Design and Technologies, and Digital Technologies. 

Through Inquiry, students develop key skills including:

  • problem solving
  • creativity
  • critical analysis
  • teamwork
  • independent thinking
  • initiative
  • communication
  • digital literacy.
The Big Picture Ideas include:
  • Community
  • Sustainability
  • Social Justice
  • Creativity
  • Identity
  • Change
  • Necessity
  • Curiousity