In addition to the Key Learning Areas there are special focus areas which are addressed and integrated within the six Key Learning Areas. They include:
- Languages Other than English (LOTE)
- Information and Communication Technology
- Drug Education
- Child Protection
- Road Safety
- Environmental Education
- Multicultural Education
- English as a Second Language
- Aboriginal Education
- Library Information Skills
- Gifted and Talented Education
- Anti Racism
- Gender Education
ESL (ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE)
The school has an ESL teacher who provides special instruction to LBOTE (Language Background Other than English) children.
Since 2000 we have developed a very successful French Language Program. We have a qualified language teacher who teaches each class once a week. In this class children participate in activities which develop both spoken and written French as well as an understanding of French culture. During the year there are some special French events such as the extremely successful French Breakfast. (Le Grand Petit Dejeuner).
GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS EDUCATION
All teachers are trained in differentiation of the curriculum to cater to the wide range of individual needs of each child.
Additional opportunities for talented students exist throughout the year both within and outside the school via such programs as Tournament of the Minds, Debating, interschool chess, “Create East” performance workshops, interschool sporting activities, instrumental music competitions and events, Operation Art, Choral concerts and writing competitions.
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
The school is committed to providing every student with access to high quality digital resources to enhance learning in all areas of the curriculum. All classrooms are equipped with an interactive whiteboard and one or two desktop computers. The school has a technology suite housing 30 wireless laptop computers for whole-class use when developing particular skills or completing projects and presentations and a Connected Classroom which provides video conferencing facilities so that students can connect with schools across the state and participate in virtual excursions. We also have a number of ipads for individual and small group use. Students utilise a wide variety of apps, programs and software for many different purposes including research, presentation and skills practice.
We have a Teacher Librarian for 5 days a week. Each class visits the Library once a week for literature appreciation, information skills and research. The library is open at lunchtime from 11.35am - 12:00pm.
The borrowing guidelines for each Stage are as follows:
- Students in Kindergarten are permitted to borrow 1 book per week in Term 1 and 2 books per week in Terms 2-4
- Students in Year 1 to Year 4 are permitted to borrow 2 books per week
- Students in Years 5 and 6 are permitted to borrow 3 books per week
Each child should have a library bag with their name clearly marked on it to keep books well protected. These can be purchased from the uniform shop or via the school office.
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