Mount Stuart Primary is fully engaged with the Australian Curriculum. Our teachers are committed to using best practice, whole of school approaches in the teaching of Australian Curriculum English, Mathematics, Science, History, and Geography. Dedicated time is allocated to these learning areas, Prep to Year 6.
Mount Stuart Primary also offers specialist programs including Music, and Health and Physical Education.
More information about the Australian Curriculum can be found at the following website: http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/
EARLY YEARS LEARNING FRAMEWORK
In the early years, we understand that play provides opportunities for children to learn as they discover, create, improvise and imagine. Our Early Years teachers plan active and complex play opportunities to support the achievement of learning outcomes described in the Early Years Framework.
Across the school year a wide range of additional programs support our class programs. Opportunities are offered for students in the following areas:
- Carnivals (inter-house and inter-school) – Athletics, Cross Country, Swimming & Triathlon
- Whole School Special Days (e.g. events organised by our Student Council) and the School Association
- School and Community Activities (e.g. Exhibitions)
- Maths Relay and Maths Olympiad
- Grade 5-6 Debating
- Grade 3-5 Swimming & Water Safety Program
- Book Week
- Soccer for Prep – 6 (Saturdays)
- Class teacher and school-initiated activities (e.g. excursions)
Class programs are also complemented by visits to the school by cultural groups, performers or individuals and people with special expertise. Details of all special events are provided in newsletters.
The Mount Stuart Primary Daily Fitness program operates every day from 8.55am to 9.10am and is led by specially trained Year 6 students. This program has been conducted at our school for many years and during that period we have been amazed at the positive physical and social outcomes it has brought to our students and our whole school community.
The benefits of this program are well beyond the physical. The Mount Stuart Primary Daily Fitness program has engendered a tradition of leadership, co-operation and organisation amongst the Gr. 6 leaders that the other students respect. It has grown familiarisation, friendships, respect and acceptance between children from all grades and ages through the daily interaction that happens through the vertical grouping process. We believe that the culture of ‘working together’ that this program fosters is largely responsible for the minimal behavioural problems we experience at our school.
DIGITAL LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES
Mount Stuart Primary has embarked on a pathway to fully utilise available digital learning technologies to enhance student learning and engagement in today’s world. Our teachers employ 21st century learning design skills within their classroom programs to assist with engaging our students in learning activities, as well as providing them with the tools they need to learn ‘anywhere, anytime’.
In The Classroom
If you walk into any classroom at our school you are likely to see students using a variety of tools and resources to enhance their learning opportunities and outcomes, including a variety of digital technologies.
`Mount Stuart Primary students use digital technologies as teaching and learning tools. We see them as valuable resources and tools, but acknowledge that they should be used responsibly.