CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT
The education delivery includes a two-hour daily literacy block and a one-hour daily numeracy block. Individual learning plans are maintained for all students.Students are provided opportunities to work with the whole class, independently and cooperatively with other children and adults.
The school uses both the Australian Curriculum and the Victorian Curriculum. The Victorian Curriculum sets out what every student should learn during their first eleven years of schooling. The curriculum is the common set of knowledge and skills required by students for life-long learning, social development and active and informed citizenship. The Victorian Curriculum incorporates the Australian Curriculum and reflects Victorian priorities and standards. And the Australian Curriculum sets out the learning areas, general capabilities and cross-curricular priorities. The Australian Curriculum is designed to develop successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens. The curriculum can be accessed and viewed using the links below:
Students bring to school a wide range of experiences, abilities, needs and interests. They have a natural curiosity about their world. Their desire to make sense of the world provides a platform to plan and review their learning through interactions with others, experimentation, scaffolding, explicit teaching, practice and play in the classroom and beyond.
LEARNING F – 2
During the first years of learning in primary schools, teachers aim to create a safe and happy environment where students are valued, praised, and encouraged rather than constantly tested.
In Foundation to Grade 2, students are encouraged to make sense of the world around them through real-life experiences.
The curriculum for Foundation to Grade 2 emphasises literacy and numeracy skills. There are also opportunities for the development of physical, creative and information/communication technology (ICT) skills, as students are encouraged to explore their world.
The foundation knowledge, skills and behaviours that children must develop in Levels 1 and 2 to become successful learners at school are:
- English (reading, writing, speaking and listening)
- the arts (creating and making)
- interpersonal development (with an emphasis on socialisation)
- health and physical education (movement and physical activity)
LEARNING 3 – 4
The Australian Curriculum across Grades 3–6 assists students to develop their ability to take positive action for well-being; relate and communicate well with others; pose questions and solve problems; make informed decisions and act responsibly. It engages students more purposefully with the discipline knowledge, understanding and skills of the eight learning areas of the Australian Curriculum.
At Levels 3 and 4, students begin to respond to information, ideas and beliefs from contexts beyond their immediate experience. Consistent with this development, additional standards across a range of domains in the three strands are introduced.Students are also expected to achieve standards in science, the humanities, thinking processes, design, creativity and technology, personal learning, and civics and citizenship.