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School Prioities

2016 Australian Curriculum

Whole school approach to meeting Department of Education expectation of full implementation of Australian Curriculum by Semester 1 2018

  • English

Students learn to listen to, read, view, write, create and reflect on increasingly complex and sophisticated spoken, written and multimodal texts across a growing range of contexts with accuracy, fluency and purpose.

  • Mathematics

Students are confident, creative users and communicators of mathematics, able to investigate, represent and interpret situations in their personal and work lives and as active citizens

  • Science

Students develop an understanding of important science concepts and processes, the practices used to develop scientific knowledge, of science’s contribution to our culture and society, and its applications in our lives.

  • Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)

Students develop a broad understanding of the world in which we live, and how people can participate as active and informed citizens with high-level skills needed for the 21st century.

  • Health and Physical Education

Students develop, enhance and exhibit attitudes and values that promote a healthy lifestyle.

  • Maintenance areas for 2016 include

Inclusivity All students will be educated in a supportive, student centred environment.

2015 Australian Curriculum

Whole school approach to meeting Department of Education expectation of full implementation of Phase 1 of Australian Curriculum by Semester 1 2015.

English

Students learn to listen to, read, view, write, create and reflect on increasingly complex and sophisticated spoken, written and multimodal texts across a growing range of contexts with accuracy, fluency and purpose.

Mathematics
Students are confident, creative users and communicators of mathematics, able to investigate, represent and interpret situations in their personal and work lives and as active citizens

Science
Students develop an understanding of important science concepts and processes, the practices used to develop scientific knowledge, of science’s contribution to our culture and society, and its applications in our lives.

History
Students develop an interest and appreciation of history, an understanding of how the past shapes societies, and the capacity to undertake historical inquiry.

National Quality Standards
School demonstrates how we are meeting the NQS in the early childhood education programs, Kindergarten to Year 2.

Maintenance areas for 2015 include

  • Inclusivity All students will be educated in a supportive, student centred environment.

2014 Australian Curriculum

Whole school approach to meeting Department of Education expectation of full implementation of Phase 1 of Australian Curriculum by Semester 1 2015.

English
Students learn to listen to, read, view, write, create and reflect on increasingly complex and sophisticated spoken, written and multimodal texts across a growing range of contexts with accuracy, fluency and purpose.

Mathematics
Students are confident, creative users and communicators of mathematics, able to investigate, represent and interpret situations in their personal and work lives and as active citizens.

Science
Students develop an understanding of important science concepts and processes, the practices used to develop scientific knowledge, of science’s contribution to our culture and society, and its applications in our lives.

History
Students develop an interest and appreciation of history, an understanding of how the past shapes societies, and the capacity to undertake historical inquiry.

Maintenance areas for 2014 include

  • Strengthening being, a highly effective and responsive Independent Public School
  • Inclusivity All students will be educated in a supportive, student centred environment.

2013 Australian Curriculum

English
Performance Indicator 1: Students use language to understand, develop and communicate ideas and information and interact with others.
Focus for 2013 is for students to learn to listen to, read, view, write, create and reflect on increasingly complex and sophisticated spoken, written and multimodal texts across a growing range of contexts with accuracy, fluency and purpose.

Mathematics
Performance Indicator 2: Students select, integrate and apply numerical and spatial concepts and techniques.
Performance Indicator 5:  Students describe and reason about number patterns, structures and relationships in order to interpret, justify and make predictions.
Focus for 2013 is to plan, teach, assess and report using the Australian Curriculum in Mathematics in Number and Algebra to inspire personal excellence in students.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Competency
Integrated across all performance indicators, with specific reference to Performance Indicator 4: Students select, use and adapt technologies.
Focus for 2013 is for students to develop ICT competence as an Australian Curriculum general capability to assist them to live and work successfully in the 21st century.

Maintenance areas for 2013 include

  • Strengthening being, a highly effective and responsive Independent Public School
  • Inclusivity All students will be educated in a supportive, student centred environment.

2012

1.English  
Listen to, read, view, write, create and reflect on increasingly complex and sophisticated spoken, written and multimodal texts across a growing range of contexts with accuracy, fluency and purpose.

2. Mathematics   
Align current teaching and learning practices in Mathematics to the Australian Curriculum.

3.Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Competence   
Students develop ICT competence as an Australian Curriculum general capability to assist them to live and work successfully in the 21st century.

2011

1. Independent Public Schools   
Strengthen being a highly effective and responsive Independent Public School

2. Reading   
Focus for 2011 is to provide opportunities for students to improve their reading skills and strategies across all learning areas.

3. Mathematics    
Focus for 2011 is to review, compare and prepare current teaching and learning practices in Mathematics with the National Curriculum expectations.

4. Building Inclusive Schools   
All Esperance Primary School students will be educated in a supportive, student centred environment. After 3 years as a priority, the focus for 2011 is to maintain quality processes and practices.

2010

1. IPS Transition
Transition into, and become, a highly effective and responsive Independent Public School

2. Writing   
Focus for 2010 is for all staff to provide learning opportunities for students to improve their use of Writing Conventions in all writing genre.

3. Building Inclusive Schools   
All students will be educated in a supportive, student centred environment. Third year of priority. 2010 focus - share beliefs, strengthen our 2008/09 programs and develop ECE Speaking and Listening.

2009

Reporting to Parents
Report regular and relevant information to parents and carers on student progress and achievement.

Building Inclusive Schools
All students will be educated in a supportive, student centred environment.
2009-strengthen programs, eg PEAC / TAGS, Learning Disabilities / Difficulties, Attendance, Abgl Ed, BMIS, Differentiate Curriculum

2008

Science
To improve the teaching and learning of Science within the school.

Reporting to Parents
Report regular and relevant information to parents and carers on student progress and achievement.

Building Inclusive Schools
All students will be educated in a supportive, student centred enviroment. 2008-audit existing programs, eg PEAC / TAGS,Ed Support,Learning Disabilities / Difficulties, Boys /Girls, Attendance, Aboriginal Ed

2007

Cooperative Learning
By the end of 2007 a school wide Scope & Sequence of Cooperative learning strategies will be fully embedded into all learning areas and be utilised by staff & students.

Music
The music focus will continue to enhance staff's confidence and competence in their teaching of music and increase children's skills and exposure to various aspects of music.   

Science
A new priority will be picked up in second semester. The Scientific Investigation Process plus the content strand of Earth & Beyond will be the main foci utilising the resource Primary Connections.

2006

Working Mathematically
Cooperative Learning
Aspects of the Arts.

2005

Spelling and Working mathematically.

2004

Writing and Viewing strand of English and Language Arts.