It’s always an incredibly busy start to the school year, especially for the Year 7’s....
Casey Grammar School is committed to offering a thorough, sequential and comprehensive curriculum to our students based on the Australian Curriculum.
The Australian Curriculum sets out the core knowledge, understandings, skills and general capabilities important for all students as a foundation for their future learning, growth and active participation in our community. It states what all young Australians should learn as they progress through schooling. It is the foundation for high quality teaching to meet the needs of all students and prepare them for life in the 21st Century.
While our academic program in the Primary School focuses on establishing a strong foundation in literacy and numeracy, we provide instruction in the all of the following disciplines:-
Casey Grammar School aims to provide Programs in the following areas:
- The Arts
- Health & Physical Education
- Religious Education
- Civics & Citizenship
The Australian Curriculum also includes a focus on seven general capabilities (literacy, numeracy, information and communication technology competence, critical and creative thinking, ethical behaviour, personal and social competence and intercultural understanding) and three cross-curriculum priorities (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia and Sustainability). These cross-curriculum priorities are embedded in all learning areas. They have a strong but varying presence depending on their relevance to the learning areas.
At Casey Grammar, we understand that children learn in different ways and at varying paces. Every child has unique educational needs. We pride ourselves in creating differentiated learning programs that are tailored to meet the needs of all individuals in the classroom. When students’ needs are being met, they become more engaged in the learning process and are motivated to reach their full academic potential.
Our Primary School students have daily access to excellent information communication technology resources such as computers, think pads and iPads. The integration of information communication technologies supports the development of the key skills: accessing, organising, applying, creating and communicating. These skills are necessary for success now and in the future.
Assessment of students' learning is an ongoing process. Assessment is used to identify student needs, inform future lessons and measure achievement. Teachers use a variety of ways to assess their students including observations, work samples, pre and post testing, discussions and peer and self-assessment. Teachers formally communicate student achievement twice a year in the form of a written report.
Playground supervision is provided from 8.30 am to 8.45am and from 3.10 pm to 3.25 pm. It is also provided at recess and lunch times. Outside of these times, there is no formal supervision provided. Parents are asked to please be aware of this.