TEACHING AND LEARNING
Teaching strong literacy and numeracy skills across all classrooms is emphasised.
Additional support for struggling readers is provided through the established Reading Recovery and Rainbow Reading programmes.
Extra support is also given to target groups in Maths at the Senior and Junior school ends of the school.
Critical literacy skills and strategies are studied in Yr 7 and Yr 8.
The “AVAILLL” programme using movies to enhance comprehension also forms part of the Years 7 and 8 literacy programme.
Our whole school based Inquiry or Integrated units explore “Big Idea” using our children’s voice as well as the curriculum. Syndicate or class trips, dress up days, visiting performers or sportspeople, Police Education Officer, Fire Brigade, Health Nurse and Life Education are just some of the many ways we widen our children’s experiences across all curriculum areas.