OUR STAFF & CLASSROOMS
Principal: Damian Marley
Junior School (Foundation to Year 2): Kerri Middleton
Middle School (Years 2 & 3): Amy Ireland & Rose Gassmann
Senior School (Years 4, 5 & 6): Julie Albiston
Art: Kerri Middleton
Kitchen Garden (Harvest Cafe 1485): Kel Frost
Physical Education: Kel Frost
Student Wellbeing: Kerri Middleton & Amy Ireland
Music & Choir: Kim Postill
Languages (Auslan): Kel Frost
Business Manager: Cheryl
Education Support: Joanne & Chris
Groundskeeper & Maintenance: Dave
We incorporate the Independent Reader's and Writer's Workshops into our Literacy program across all levels, giving explicit teaching of skills and strategies to each student at their level. A mini-lesson is held to teach the strategy, and then students are given the opportunity to practice the strategy through independent work time and conferencing with the teacher.
Hands-on learning is applied across the content strands in Mathematics. The instructional model follows that of literacy: A mini-lesson, followed by independent work with support and concluding with a whole-class reflection on the learning.
Our approach to inquiry and play-based learning places the child at the centre of the curriculum and teaching strategies; it ensures authentic personalised learning alongside formal, explicit instruction. Senior students work on major projects each Term, being encouraged to research the topic at hand through the lens of their own individual interests.
Visual Arts. Our annual Art Expo celebrates the creativity of our students' work.
Music. Weekly instruction in performance and responding to music. We hold an annual Christmas concert, showcasing the musical talent of our students.
Kitchen Garden. Students from Foundation to Year 6 experience the planting, cultivation and cooking of nutritious foods, in our wonderful Kid-Friendly Kitchen ('Harvest Cafe 1485').
Physical Education. A weekly program of skills and fitness.
STEM: A hands on approach to explore science, technology, engeinering and mathematics through problem solving, creativity and team work.
AUSLAN: Auslan is the recognised language of the Australian Deaf community. It is a visual-spatial language that encourages communication with the broader community
Throughout the year our students become involved in a range of extra-curricular acitivites, such as camps, excursions, incursions and participation in community events and initiatives in our beautiful town of Warburton.
'Play Is The Way'
We deliver a whole-school behaviour education methodology through 'Play is the Way'. Students learn social and emotional skills through guided play, classroom activities and empowering language. You can learn more about this approach by visiting the Play is the Way website.