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Core Curriculum

 

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Students at Ballajura Primary School all participate in the eight learning areas, as specified by the Australian Curriculum. These learning areas include:

 

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Studies of Society and Environment/History
  • The Arts – Music, Dance, Drama, Art/Craft
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Technology
  • Language Other Than English

 

At Ballajura, we are implementing whole-school approaches to teaching and learning to ensure seamless progression through the years students are at our school. Central to the whole-school approach is our use of Explicit Instruction as the most common pedagogy across the school.

In recent years, Ballajura has developed and implemented an explicit teaching curriculum in Years K-6. These documents reflect the Australian Curriculum, and focus on explicit instruction and sequential learning. Explicit teaching programs include;

 

  • Spelling K-6
  • Maths K-6
  • Science K-6
  • Grammar K-6
  • Writing K-6
  • Society and Environment K-6

 

Specialist teachers are employed in the areas of:

  • Drama
  • Science
  • Physical Education.
  • Society and Environment

 

Academic achievement is our core activity; Ballajura students work hard and are expected to meet minimum benchmarks of academic performance. A positive work ethic, talented teachers and small classes combined with high expectations from parents and staff, have produced success from year to year. One of the key aims of our scholastic attainment is to customise the school’s curriculum to our students’ needs and interests.

 

At Ballajura, assessment has a four-fold purpose. It is formative, it provides feedback on learning to the student, it informs teaching and it provides information for parents and the wider community on progress and achievement.

 

For assessment to be valid, valuable and fair, students are provided with clear information on what type of assessments will be used in their learning, when it will happen and the purpose. Multiple kinds of assessment data are collected by the school to assist teachers to make accurate and informed judgments about your child’s performance.

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