Our school’s pedagogy reflects the overarching principles and approach to learning outlined in the Sydney Catholic Schools’ Statement on Authentic Learning. By connecting to the real world of students’ lives, authentic learning enables students to become lifelong learners who contribute to society and the wider world as active and discerning citizens. Authentic learning is central to our work as Catholic educators because it promotes the continual growth and wellbeing of the whole person — spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically.

At Patrician Brothers’ College Fairfield, we offer a quality Catholic education that supports every boy in achieving his personal best. In line with our Positive Education program, relationships are central in ensuring student success. By knowing their students, teachers are able to choose from a range of teaching and learning methods in order to select those that are most engaging and effective.

Throughout the curriculum, we aim to foster the 7Cs: the skills and dispositions that make a good learner. These are Commitment, Curiosity, Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Confidence and Creativity. It is our belief that these prepare our students for lifelong learning in whatever path they may follow.