Curriculum

At Strathfieldsaye Primary School we use the Victorian Curriculum as a planning tool to provide engaging educational programs. The curriculum aims to meet the challenges of preparing young people for a world in which knowledge is highly valued and constantly changing, a world in which work, society, community and personal relationships are subject to increasingly complex pressures. Young people need a broad range of knowledge and social, personal and thinking skills to be successful. The Victorian Curriculum enables young people to develop through their schooling and will prepare them for their final years of study. Our highly trained staff are extremely dedicated and endeavour to ensure that your students at Strathfieldsaye Primary School receive the best education.

Literacy at Strathfieldsaye Primary School.

Mathematics at Strathfieldsaye Primary School.

Educational Enhancement

  • LOTE (Chinese)
  • Early Years Literacy Program
  • Reading Recovery
  • Supporting Early Literacy Learning (S.E.L.L)
  • RACV Energy Breakthrough (Grade 3-6)
  • Mathletics and Reading Eggs
  • Group Action Project (GAP)
  • Environment Studies based on sustainability
  • Visiting speakers and excursions
  • Library specialist
  • Computer access in all classrooms, including use of internet and email
  • Grade 4/5/6 Netbook Lease program
  • Preparation for Puberty Program (Grade 5/6)
  • Cyber Safety and on-line responsibility
  • Prep transition program
  • Grade 6 to Secondary College transition program

Cultural and Artistic

  • Art/music specialist
  • Visiting poets, writers, illustrators and performers
  • Visits to art displays, artists and cultural performances
  • Displays of children’s work
  • Involvement in community art competitions
  • Multi-Instrumental group
  • Performing Arts – Music and Drama
  • Wakakirri

Sporting and Leisure

  • Physical Education Specialist/Sports Program
  • Interschool sporting activities  e.g. Cross Country, Athletics, Orienteering, Football and Netball
  • Lapathon
  • Swimming program
  • Sport coaching days/clinics
  • Comprehensive Camps Program (Grade 3-6)
  • Bike Education (Grade 5)

Family Involvement

  • Parent Information nights
  • ICT/Cyber Safety
  • School decision-making processes including forums, surveys, newsletter, major evaluations, information nights for school programs
  • Parent Club,Parent participation in class programs
  • Classroom support
  • Welcome evening for Foundation families
  • Fundraising events

 Leadership and Decision Making

  • School Captains
  • Young Aboriginal Leaders
  • House Captains 
  • Be You Student Leaders
  • Junior School Council – Grade 3–6 with representatives from each grade

Self Esteem Enhancement

  • Kids Matter
  • Group Action Projects (GAP)
  • Weekly Classroom Awards
  • Positive appreciation and rewards for good playground behaviour
  • Student of the Week (Foundation students)

Religious

  • Special Religious Instruction – Lunch Time Club

Social Service

  • Ongoing fundraising for specific causes e.g. School Relief Fund, Good Friday Appeal and Christmas Tree Appeal
  • Student Engagement and Inclusion Policy
  • Chaplaincy
  • Breakfast Club
  • Self-esteem programs e.g. Seasons for Growth
  • Bullying Policy
  • Integration support groups
  • Student Wellbeing committee
  • Designated passive and non-passive areas for play
  • Think Space program for breaches of the behaviour code
  • Access to Psychologists, Social Workers and Speech Therapists (DET – Department of Education and Training)