Our Curriculum Values:
The fundamental goal of teaching is to develop independent, self-directed, life-long learners. Learners should then possess and utilise:
a wide knowledge and creativity
deep understandings and higher-order thinking
good articulation and communication skills
reflective and self-directed learning
active investigation and problem-solving skills
an ability to work cooperatively in our interdependent world
It should enable children to:
adapt to changing conditions
seek and process information
be willing to accept responsibility
be aware of the benefits of good health
show intrinsic motivation and positive learning attitudes
develop an inquiring mind
have a smooth transition into secondary schooling
Children learn best in an atmosphere of care and concern where they are able to experience success. They must be confident to express themselves and participate in the education process. Teachers prepare stimulating and exciting programs where children can experience concepts in a relevant way. Teachers continuously evaluate the progress of individual students and maintain a classroom environment which is highly motivating. Parents are encouraged to have an input into the process and be supportive of the school and teachers. A positive partnership with parents is valued in our school.
Our Curriculum Practice:
In April 2013 we underwent a departmental Teaching and Learning Audit. This audit focused on the following 8 principles:
1. An Explicit Improvement Agenda 2. Data Analysis 3. A Culture That Promotes Learning 4. Targeted Use of School Resources 5. An Expert Teaching Team 6. Systematic Curriculum Delivery 7. Differentiated Learning and 8. Effective Teaching Practices.
We were very pleased with our audit results. The full report can be seen here: 2013 Teaching and Learning Audit Report.
Information about this audit report can be found in the Parent Factsheet.
Our Curriculum framework is based on the Dimensions of Teaching and Learning.
We follow the Australian Curriculum, and are implementing the current C2C (Curriculum To The Classroom) Curriculum.
For more details, see our Whole School Curriculum Plan.
The Pialba State School Reading Program is based on North Coast Region Teaching of Reading Framework.