Our personalised learning approach is supported by teaching students to use a Growth Mindset and take on learning challenges.
From 2017 the Victorian Curriculum F–10 will support the planning for whole school teaching and learning. The Victorian Curriculum F–10 incorporates the Australian Curriculum and reflects Victorian priorities and standards. It sets out what every student should learn during their first eleven years of schooling.
You can find out more about the Victorian Curriculum F–10 by clicking here.
Our school believes in the principle of the Growth Mindset. This is where we teach our students that ability can be developed and intelligence is not fixed.
Students are encouraged to take on “learning challenges”. We teach students to take risks with their learning and to learn from mistakes. Mistakes are valued as learning milestones. We teach students how to accept feedback and improve their learning.
Teachers praise the effort that students make and don’t just focus on the end product. Students learn to keep trying and that practice will improve their learning. Students hear from their teachers, “don’t worry, you are not there yet, but you will get there with practice”.
We have high expectations for students in English and Maths. We teach using a consistent approach across all year levels for Reading, Writing and Maths. This common approach gives students the language and the strategies for students to take responsibility for their learning.
All students in Grades 1-6, are assessed at the start of each year. This helps us to determine who may require reading intervention support. To support our students with additional learning needs, our Literacy Intervention teachers offers a structured intervention program for all students.
Our unique Discovery Learning approach is taught school wide. This approach sees the teacher take on more of a role in supporting students to learn and teaches them to be independent learners and thinkers.
See the relevant section of the Family Handbook for more details about our Discovery Learning program.
Our classrooms are equipped with Interactive Smart Boards and all students have access to iPads, Netbooks and the Computer Lab. Students are taught how to use technology as a tool for learning and how to use it responsibly.
Homework occurs outside of school hours. It may include conversations with your child, reading, completing work from school, projects, collecting information, spelling, tables, etc. Homework is a valuable aspect of the learning process and contributes to the growth and development of the student. It allows for the development of sound study habits.
Parents will be kept informed on a regular basis of each child's program, academic progress, attitude to school life and level of achievement. Communication with parents includes information nights, parent/student/teacher interviews and the preparation of formal reports.
Each May students in Year 3 & 5 participate in National NAPLAN testing in Language Conventions, Writing, Reading and Numeracy. Families of students involved in this receive a standardized report which provides additional information regarding student achievement.
Our school uses an online booking system. Booking your interview time is easy and convenient. For parents without internet access, the school will make the booking for them.