Banksia Park School R-7 delivers DECD procedures of:
High quality learning and care for South Australian children and students must be based on an excellent curriculum. As curriculum is the sum of total of all teaching and learning activities in our schools and children’s services it is every educator’s priority concern.
All schools in South Australia are required to implement the Australian Curriculum in all areas of learning effective as of 2016. Whilst we have been transitioning to the Australian Curriculum over the last few years, 2016 will see its full implementation at Banksia Park School R-7.
As part of all the curriculum areas, the following skills are developed:
Students become literate as they develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions to interpret and use language confidently for learning and communicating in and out of school and for participating effectively in society. Literacy involves students listening to, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating oral, print, visual and digital texts, and using and modifying language for different purposes in a range of contexts.
Numeracy encompasses the knowledge, skills, behaviours and dispositions that students need to use mathematics in a wide range of situations. It involves students recognising and understanding the role of mathematics in the world and having the dispositions and capacities to use mathematical knowledge and skills purposefully.
Information and Communication Technology
Critical and Creative Thinking
Thinking that is productive, purposeful and intentional is at the centre of effective learning. By applying a sequence of thinking skills, students develop an increasingly sophisticated understanding of the processes they can use whenever they encounter problems, unfamiliar information and new ideas. In addition, the progressive development of knowledge about thinking and the practice of using thinking strategies can increase students’ motivation for, and management of, their own learning. They become more confident and autonomous problem-solvers and thinkers.
Personal and Social Capability
Assessment And Reporting
Throughout the year, teachers will gladly arrange interviews with parents who wish to discuss a child’s learning or any matter of concern.
|Term 1||Reverse Interviews (week
Parent Teacher Interviews (week 9)
|Term 2||Written report|
|Term 3||Parent Teacher interviews|
|Term 4||End of Year Summary Report|
The most important benefit for homework in the Primary School is the opportunity it provides for children to share their learning with parents. It also provides a means for children to accept responsibility for some learning outside the classroom, particularly in the upper grades. It loses value when it becomes a tedious chore without relevance to the child. Homework is not intended as a imposition but rather as an indication to children that learning is a whole-of-life process. Homework reinforces learning that has occurred in the classroom, homework will never be 'new learning'