We very pleased to be able to announce our new classroom structure and staff appointments for 2018.
In 2018, we are running three classrooms on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. We will have a Junior Room of Preps and Year 1, a Middle Room of Years 2, 3 and 4, and a Senior Room of Years 4, 5 and 6. On these days, the classroom teachers will focus intensely on Reading, Writing and Maths. In all classes, the average size has 10 students with one teacher.
On Tuesdays and Fridays, we revert to the two classes, a P-2, and a 3-6. On these days we have our specialist programs which include Art, Italian, Library/Science and STEM Challenges.
As a whole staff and school council, we feel targeting our students in even smaller groups where we can hone in on improving their core literacy and numeracy skills is such an advantage to ours students as learners. For our Year 3 and 4 students, they will have the benefits of both tailored literacy and numeracy classes for the majority of the week, as well as transition into the Senior Room developing their organisation skills, be introduced to Humanities, History, Geography and some of the other curriculum areas that begin in the Upper Primary Years. They will have the opportunity to work with older peers in the afternoons on research projects, sport, the values program and more.
Our Stephanie Alexander Kitchen and Garden program has is being taught by Alice Corcoran. We are utilising our outdoor kitchen which is on our deck and undercover. Our dining space is outdoors on the deck or beneath the iconic ‘Big Tree’. We have our own vegie garden and local families and farmers are supporting us and providing additional produce that we use to create wonderful dishes from cuisines from around the world.
Junior Teacher: Lauren Kittelty.
Junior Integration Aides: Andrea Tully.
Middle Years Teacher: Alice Corcoran.
Senior Teacher: Pauline McPherson.
Business Manager: Jaye Miller.
Art Specialist: Jo Briscomb.
Italian Specialist: Maria Rinaldi.
Library/Science Specialist: Anthony Lawler.
Chaplain/Well-Being: Rachel Dal Zotto.