Teaching and Learning
All Australian students from Foundation to Year 6 are required to be taught using the Australian Curriculum.
The Australian Curriculum is designed to help all young Australians to become successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens. Presented as a developmental sequence of learning from Foundation - Year 10, the Australian Curriculum describes to teachers, parents, students and others in the wider community what is to be taught and the quality of learning expected of young people as they progress through school.
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Our Core Learning Program
Our students are explicitly taught important content that focuses on listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating.
All students’ reading behaviours are tracked and monitored throughout the year and this data is used to plan and deliver targeted guided reading sessions. This is done using the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System. Students are assigned texts that are appropriately levelled based on their reading and comprehension abilities.
There is a focus on the Big Six (oral language, phonological awareness, comprehension, fluency, vocabulary and phonics). Within the area of comprehension, students focus on questioning, visualising, making connections, inferring, summarising and synthesising.
Identified students requiring additional support may have access to intervention programs, such as MiniLit or MacqLit.
Our students are explicitly taught concepts in number, algebra, measurement, geometry, statistics and probability. They are required to demonstrate fluency and understanding, to be able to problem-solve and to reason across all these areas.
Where possible, links are made between these areas as well as other disciplines so that students can make connections and not see each topic as a stand-alone subject.
Students are encouraged to pose questions and to discover answers, patterns and features for themselves.
Identified students requiring additional support may have access to intervention programs, such as QuickSmart.
The following subjects are taught by the classroom teacher:
The following subjects are taught by specialist teachers, using our specialist facilities:
PLAY IS THE WAY®
We explicitly teach Play is The Way® as part of our curriculum.
Play Is The Way® is a social and emotional learning (SEL) methodology using physically interactive games & activities. It is a philosophy of behaviour education that fosters independent, self-managing, self-motivated, empathetic, life-long learners.
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