Our Values and Beliefs about Teaching and Learning
This document reflects the School’s values and beliefs in respect to numeracy and literacy.
We use maths every day. Young children learn maths through daily activities such as cooking, shopping, gardening and through play. These activities also involves shapes, direction, position and measuring.
You can help your child build their confidence and develop strong maths skills by including fun and easy activities into their daily routines. Support from you at home can often make the difference between children enjoying maths at school or being scared of it. For more information on how you can help your child with maths, please view the following resources produced by the Department of Education..
A large part of our everyday lives depends on reading. Watching your children become confident readers and sharing their learning journey with them is a wonderful experience.
Reading opens children’s minds to a whole range of ideas and activates their imagination and creativity.
For more information on how you can help your child and discover simple ways to encourage your child with their reading, please view the following resources produced by the Department of Education .
Writing and Spelling
Writing and spelling are essential skills for children to learn.
We know the more involved you are in helping your children learn these skills, the happier and more confident they are at school. Discover simple ways to encourage your child with their reading. Discover simple ways to encourage your child with their writing and spelling with the following resources produced by the Department of Education.
Transition is a term to describe movement through the different stages in your child’s education. This includes moving from home to early childhood education, from Pre-primary to Year 1, from primary school to secondary school and finally school onto further study, work or training.
There are other recognised periods of transition including moving from one school to another or moving between the years of secondary school such as from Year 10 to Year 11.
All of these periods of transition involve a certain level of emotional and practical adjustment for you, your child and your family and may result in your child experiencing some uncertainty and anxiety.
Depending on the transition, your child may have to deal with issues such as separation from you or siblings, adjust to learning in a structured environment, and learning to adjust to a number of different teachers.
The teaching staff at school will work with you to make these transitions as easy on your child as possible.
For tips on making transition easier on you and your child please visit the Education Department website.