Classes

In 2019 we will operate seven classes:  two x  Foundation/Yr 1; two x Year 2/3; two x Year 4/5 and  one dedicated Year 6 class.  We also run four specialist classes – Art, Indonesian, PE and Music. Our composite classes are a mixture of students from two different year levels. When considering class structures, the Principal takes into account age, maturity, girl/boy ratio, family groupings and teacher recommendations. Individual skills and development are catered for in each class.

Our curriculum is dynamic with engaging learning activities designed to stimulate young minds. We adhere to the Victorian Curriculum and provide a rigorous focus on core curriculum learning areas – literacy, numeracy, science, arts, music, PE and LOTE (Indonesian).

Children develop at different rates and progress is often achieved at different paces. At the beginning of 2019, teachers undertake a one hour detailed 1:1 assessment on every student to set the benchmark for learning growth throughout the year.  The use of Individual learning plans guide students and teachers to achieve success .   Just as no two children are identical, no two learning plans are the same. 

Embedded in classroom learning is investigative learning, IT (coding, class sets of iPads), additional support for students with disabilities,

Within the curriculum, the school Terms are filled with additional activities to improve knowledge, skills or appreciation. These may include: Athletics and Cross-Country, Swimming programs, cricket/golf/football/netball/basketball clinics and competitions, Walk to School initiative, arts and music festivals, and visiting artists.  Camps are an important learning experience for student personal development and we run two camps. The first is a three/four day camp for students in Years 4-6; the second is a one day excursion with overnight stay for students in Year 2-3.

Embedded in classroom learning is investigative learning, IT (coding, class sets of iPads), additional support for students with disabilities,

Within the curriculum, the school Terms are filled with additional activities to improve knowledge, skills or appreciation. These may include: Athletics and Cross-Country, Swimming programs, cricket/golf/football/netball/basketball clinics and competitions, Walk to School initiative, arts and music festivals, and visiting artists.  Camps are an important learning experience for student personal development and we run two camps. The first is a three/four day camp for students in Years 4-6; the second is a one day excursion with overnight stay for students in Year 2-3.

Berry St Educational Model

In 2019 we are introducing the Berry Street Educational Model to support all of our students in their personal growth, meeting their needs (academic, social or emotional) in a more positive and supportive environment.