Curriculum

Spring Parks Primary School is committed to the goal that its students should be independent thinkers who have high self-esteem and caring attitudes. They will be able to apply their knowledge and abilities to the challenges that lie ahead with enthusiasm and confidence.

 

Building Strong Foundations

Our school provides a broad curriculum with Literacy and Numeracy being our key priority areas. Our team of dedicated teachers work together to provide a comprehensive, sequential and broad based curriculum in the following areas:- English, Mathematics, Science, History, Health & Physical Education, L.O.T.E (Spanish), Visual & Performing Arts

Throughout the year there will be a number of student free days, where teachers participate in Professional development to support new and current innovations in curriculum

Our team of dedicated staff cater for a variety of learning styles such as thinking skills and creative and critical thinking to enable all children to reach their full potential

Key learning areas are further enriched by:

  • Literacy Intervention Program
  • English as an Additional Language Classes
  • Participation in Australian Maths Competition & Premiers Reading Challenge
  • School Performances including school concert, musical, choir
  • Access to digital technologies in all classrooms – ipads, cameras, netbooks, laptops, desktops, interactive whiteboards
  • Optional Instrumental lessons (at an additional cost)
  • Camps, excursions, swimming, interschool sport
  • On site Welfare Officer and resident speech therapist

 

Building a Community of Life-long Learners

The diversity of our community is a special feature of our school and we value this greatly. Our population largely encompasses Vietnamese, Cambodian, Chinese and English-speaking children and our community partnerships include the local Chinese School and Samoan Church. Adult English Classes, Computer and cooking classes are also conducted on our site to further engage with the wider community. Throughout the year we run family fun nights to support the curriculum areas of physical education, maths and science. Community partnerships with Bunnings, Officeworks and the Dingley Church offer our children Breakfast Club on both sites.

Homework Club, lunchtime clubs and Active After School Sport Programs offer support to students and their families, and allow students additional time to develop skills and engagement within the school community. Participation in National Tree Planting Day, ANZAC Day Ceremonies, Clean Up Australia Day, and Active April give families an opportunity to engage within the broader community. Parent forums are held throughout the year on topics such as:-

  • Getting your child ready for school
  • Helping your child to read
  • Coping with Grief
  • What should I pack for lunch?
  • The importance of the swimming and camp programs

Individual and family intervention and support is available to our families as required. Our school has a student support services officer , speech therapist and counselling support available.

 

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