Curriculum

The world in which our students now live and are educated is vastly different from the past.

Technological advancements, brain research and changes in societal structures have forced educationists to re-conceptualise the basics of schooling; the what, how and when of knowledge, skills and values aquisition.

Twenty first century students need to:

  • make connections
  • interact as global citizens
  • work collaboratively and solve problems
  • be fully engaged
  • have a voice in their learning and to take responsibility
  • explore, innovate, take risks, hypothesise, test theories
  • demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways

This is known as 'authentic learning', where the student is the 'driver', and the teacher more of a 'coach or mentor'.

These are exciting times in school when the teacher gives descriptive and honest feedback to the student and students play a pivotal role in helping to develop the success criteria.

In the modern era, teachers really know their students; their strengths and areas in need of development They plan learning experiences based on syllabus outcomes and student interests. Individual goals are set during 3 way conferences between parents, teacher and student.

When difficulties arise in students' learning, the Learning Support Team meet and discuss appropriate intervention strategies.

Success for all is the goal of every teacher. As long as each student is working to the best of their ability, then we can be satisfied.

Naturally, many learning experiences utilise a variety of digital devices. The school has a number of iPads, chrome notebooks, apple macs and and PC's. for student use. Students from Year 1 to 6 are part of a BYODD strategy where the students bring their own devices to school.