Teaching and Learning at Seaford Rise Primary School is guided by the Australian Curriculum through the lens of the International Baccalaureate framework, and the Teaching for Effective Learning framework.
We begin the year with our “Strengthening School
Culture” program ‘Seaford Rise Sails to Success’, based on a set of
beliefs and principles that lay the foundation for the building of a
school and classroom culture that strives for continuous improvement.
The program relies on whole school commitment from students,
parents/carers and staff. It involves the implementation of whole
school and class strategies and practices and requires a change in
mindset about learning, teaching and schooling.
There are several principles, philosophies and programs that support the entire curriculum and are applicable across the whole school.
Quality teaching and learning is based on the belief that teachers make a difference in student’s lives through having high expectations, genuinely caring for all students, differentiating the learning to cater for the individual needs of each student. All the research around the world points to effective relationships between the teacher and the student and between students as the key to improving learning outcomes.
Our programs encompass the principles and practices that we value at our school. Our school values - Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Learning, Cooperation and Friendliness. Our School Motto - Dream, Believe, Achieve. Our School Vision - Under review but currently Creating a Community of Lifelong Learners who are empowered to live successfully in the 21st century.
This program is initially implemented in the classrooms during the first 10 days of the new school year. The staff and students engage in the “Strengthening School Culture” program ‘Seaford Rise Sails to Success’. The major focus of the “Strengthening School Culture” program is to work with students in all classes to establish strong purpose for their learning and the commitments to work together to build happy, safe, productive relationships in the classroom.
This is our opportunity through a variety of activities, to work with our students, to build happy, positive relationships, establish good habits and routines, accountability, student leadership roles, establish class and personal goals, build skills in thinking and learning, participate in group decision making. The activities and learning experiences contribute to a class community which will, through the use of ethics, principles, processes and practices built during the first ten days, improve and sustain the learning community throughout the year.
As well as the current curriculum areas of English, Mathematics, Science, Studies of Society and Environment, Technology we also have our specialist areas of Japanese, The Arts and Physical Education.
We have a comprehensive Special Education Program and Intervention Programs to support student’s with specific learning needs. Our Intervention Programs include Intensive Reading Support, Quicksmart Literacy and Quicksmart Numeracy.
We are also involved with programs to support student’s identified as gifted and talented.