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Curriculum

Curriculum at Yarrilee:
 
Our curriculum plan is inclusive of all year levels from Prep through to Year 6 and is focussed on developing the needs of the whole child. 
Our curriculum plan encompasses all key learning areas:
  • english
  • mathematics
  • science
  • history, geography
  • technology
  • the arts (art, music, dance and drama)
  • health and physical education  (HPE)
  • languages other than english (LOTE)  - Chinese in Middle and Senior School.
 
Our Curriculum team, led by the Head of Curriculum and Master Teacher, includes representative teachers from P-6 who develop literacy and numeracy programs that encourage higher order thinking skills, align with the Australian Curriculum requirements and reflects our whole school pedagogical framework so that effective instruction is happening in every classroom, every day. This promotes high expectations and positively influences the achievements of our students so that they develop a life-long love of learning.
 
 
Literacy and Numeracy Focus:
 
Yarrilee State School has highlighted Literacy and Numeracy as school priorities for 2016 and 2017.
In recent years we have had both our HOC and Master Teacher working with staff to further compliment their development of Yarrilee programs and procedures. This enabled us to embed a whole school approach to Reading and implement balanced literacy blocks including modelled and shared practices as well as decoding and comprehension, Sound Waves, Words Their Way, writing and vocabulary. Our focussed guided reading groups ensure each child receives regular adult support to address and develop their individual reading goal.
 
Numeracy is prioritised with specialist staff in structured blocks where students engage in Warm Ups, Problem Solving using the STAR process and hands on learning to experience maths in real world contexts.
 
You Can Do It- Program Achieve.
 
Social and Emotional learning’s main purpose is to support students in a collective effort through school and home to optimise the social, emotional and academic outcomes for all young people.
 
Yarrilee has adopted the You Can Do It Program: with the core purpose of developing young people’s social and emotional capabilities, including:
  • Confidence (academic and social)
  • Persistence
  • Organisation
  • Getting Along  and
  • Resilience