teaching & learning
At Waubra Primary School we are proud of our Teaching and Learning program. Staff are focussed on the ‘core business’ of developing literate and numerate students who are working to reach their full potential. Our students are provided with support and extension across the school and all lessons are differentiated to allow for varied abilities in each classroom.
While offering many additional programs to enrich our students experience at school we ensure our daily commitment to Literacy and Numeracy is always a priority. Our data supports the excellence of our curriculum delivery with our students achieving results above students in schools with similar characteristics in ALL areas in the 2013 NAPLAN assessments.
They also have lots of opportunity to develop their skills in reading, writing and playing music on a range of instruments, appreciation and understanding of different genres of music, singing, movement and drama.
A major celebration of our Performing Arts program is the Annual School Concert held in Term Four where every student is able to showcase the work they have been doing in Art over the year. Waubra Primary School has a Grade 3 to 6 choir who rehearse together for 1 hour each week and perform various times during the year. We are also able to offer private music lessons during lunchtimes.
Making works that select and combine arts elements, principles and conventions assists students to develop a range of cognitive, motor, cross-discipline and discipline-specific techniques and understandings. Our students Art Work regularly features in local and broader exhibitions and competitions.
Some of the skills PMP develops in our students are:
• Working co-operatively in groups.
• Listening carefully to instructions that have more than one step.
• Hand to Eye co-ordination which assists with writing and general movement.
• Eye to Hand co-ordination which assists with writing.
• Eye tracking which assists with reading.
• Eye to foot co-ordination which assists with general movement and sport.
• Balancing and being aware of where our body is in space.
• Literacy and Numeracy skills.
• HAVING FUN!
Students, teaching staff and parents borrow from the MARC Van’s extensive range of books and other resources and spend time learning about books, literature and terminology relating to fiction and non-fiction texts. Each year a special program is held to celebrate the Children’s Book Council Awards.
The school’s Health and Physical Education Program allows students to participate in a range of physical activities and develop an understanding about health, personal and social development alongside gross motor skills, coordination and sporting skills and knowledge.
Physical activity is part of the daily program in each classroom and students are provided with training in specific sports and games at least twice a week.