LITERACY & MATHEMATICS
At Wodonga Primary School we recognise that the development of strong literacy and mathematic skills is an essential part of our program.
Through focused teaching and ongoing tracking of student progress, each child is provided with the activities and programs required to develop strong skills.
Literacy & Mathematics are part of our daily Instructional Model to ensure equity and consistency within our school.
Discovery units aim to ignite the curiosity of students, leading them to engage in learning for information and ideas. Discovery time provides opportunities for students to understand what they are learning, value why they are learning, and then connect and link their learning to themselves and their community.
The whole school key concepts allow students to make these connections over a variety of Discovery Units throughout their time at WPS.
The FIVE Key concepts include:
*Discovering Who We Are
*Discovering Our World, Our future
*Discovering How our World works
*Discovering Sharing our Planet
WPS teachers look for opportunities to involve students directly in the learning decisions, by encouraging them to take greater ownership of the Discovery process.
At Wodonga Primary School we recognise that learning a second language significantly increases students' awareness and understanding of other countries, inspires interest and respect for other cultures and helps students develop critical thinking, analysis and problem solving skills.
We recognise that learning a second language develops an understanding of how languages work which leads to improved literacy skills, including English literacy.
At Wodonga Primary we conduct Japanese lessons for all students. Students learn language skills, as well as exploring the differing culture of Japanese life. Our Foundation students quickly begin to use the verbal language and gradually are introduced to the reading and writing of Japanese characters.
SPORT & PHYSICAL EDUCATION
At Wodonga Primary we support students’ physical as well as academic growth. We believe that positive attitudes to sport are set in the Early Years so we involve students in a range of activities. A commitment to Sport and Physical Education continues throughout the primary years. Our sporting program includes:
♦ Perceptual Motor Program that promotes fine and gross motor skills
♦ Specialist Physical Education sessions
♦ Physical Education Platoon sessions
♦ Interschool Sport
♦ Cross Country
♦ Division and Regional representation
♦ Swimming program
Our school places a high value on the use of digital technologies to enhance and support our curriculum. All students have access to computers with each classroom having a number of computers available for daily use. The Library also has a large bank of iPads that can be used in library sessions and at lunchtimes.
Interactive Whiteboards are installed in all classrooms.
We promote a variety of software that continually challenges our students and relates either specifically to curriculum-based outcomes or open-ended software. Students have access to the Reading Eggs program at home and within the classroom to support student learning and engagement. Students can access this program at home via a unique student ID.
We maintain a web presence for community communication and welcome you to browse our website.
As part of the Curriculum all students in Grades 4, 5 & 6 are given the opportunity to attend school camp with their peers. Camps assist with formulating new friendships in an informal setting. Our year levels have previously attended camps at...