We want to engage and prepare our young people for the future, building a positive community of learners, who strive to do their best, work well with a variety of other people and build resilient attitudes and skillsets to deal with challenges they face
All our Teachers use:
- the Australian Curriculum
- Teaching for Effective Learning (a pedagogical framework which reflects the way we teach)
- Latest educational research to shape learning that best meets the needs of our young people of today
Research tells us learning needs to be relevant, working from what each student knows, can do and understands, then intellectually stretching them forward.
Our aim is that students do the hard thinking and love it!
Pedagogy is how we teach and at Solomontown Primary, we use effective, research based teaching practices to gain the greatest learning effect size we can for every student.
Walking through our school you will notice:
- teachers collaboratively planning and teaching, drawing upon each other’s strengths
- teachers and students asking students questions to draw out their thinking
- students building their growth mindset and work ethic
- students engaged in collaborative tasks
- student dialogue through questioning and conversations about their learning
- students learning and using technology with meaningful interactions in its various forms
- students solving challenging problems, often linked to a real life situation
- students reflecting on their learning ( eg I can…, I am learning…, I still need more teaching on …, I wonder… )
- Learning Intentions and Success Criteria
We seek to nurture a student’s strengths and interests and bridge misconceptions and learning gaps within a curriculum framework that covers the eight nationally recognised key learning areas.
What are the learning areas of the Australian Curriculum?
From the first year of schooling to Year 6, students develop knowledge and skills in seven learning areas:
- HASS (Humanities and Social Sciences)
- The Arts
- Health and Physical Education