Learning & Teaching Overview

 

Great emphasis has been placed on collegial support of staff.
There is strong commitment to supporting the learning and teaching of our students at all levels.

 

Developing Our Staff In Learning And Teaching

Structured meetings, establishing 'Team' and 'Whole Staff' charters, professional readings and professional learning and support in the collection and analysis of data, have all been great achievements. We are currently implementing the (LAP) Literacy Assessment Project initiative in our school. This will enhance our analysing capabilities to assist all students' ongoing literacy learning needs. We assess all students and they work in 'targetted-teaching' groups in Literacy and Maths. This allows all students to progress steadily, commencing at their ZPD (Zone of Proximal Development) and moving forward at their own pace of learning. Through the use of many sources of information, teachers are able to triangulate the data, consequently planning and teaching to each student's needs.

 

Great emphasis has been placed on collegial support, with three staff meetings per week allocated to Professional Learning. This year our emphasis is on ICT (Integrating Converging Technologies), Mathematics and continuing to develop effective feedback through Personalised Learning.

 

Supporting Learning And Teaching Through Skilling Parent Helpers

A Parent Helpers’ Programme has been established to train those who wish to assist in the classrooms. Helpers may assist small groups, work one to one, or work with the whole classroom setting.

 

Developing Learning And Teaching Through Supportive Programmes

Other special programmes provided at Trinity Catholic Primary School are:

  • Specialist Programmes in Performing Arts (Music and Drama), Physical Education and Mandarin
  • Reading Recovery
  • Intervention Programmes - small group and one to one
  • An innovative Prep-Year 6 Literacy programme which includes the use of Digital Technologies
  • Personalised learning
  • Reading and Numeracy Support
  • Individual Learning Plans (where appropriate)
  • Swimming
  • Inter-school sports
  • Before and After School Care programme
  • Outdoor Education Programme P-6 / Camp Programme P-6
  • Sustainability Club
  • Seasons Programme (For students who have experienced loss or grief)
  • School Counsellor
  • Premier's Reading Challenge
  • Special events / community events
  • Choir
  • Student Representative Council
  • Transition Programmes - Kindergarten to Prep and Year 6 to Year 7
  • Student Leaders Programme
  • Programmes to engage parents in their child's learning such as Parent Information evenings, Classroom      Community Conversations, Talking Circles and Whole school Community Conversations.

 

Taking Learning And Teaching Beyond The Classroom

Knowledge and skills developed in the classrooms are further supported and extended in programmes such as:

  • Choir singing at local community events
  • Bi-annual School Concert
  • Bi-annual Art Show
  • Home Learning established so parents and students have opportunities to learn together
  • Trinity Learning Club which allows our students to attend Melbourne Grammar School on a Thursday evening for tutoring one to one with the Melbourne Grammar School students.
  • School Twilight sports
  • Cricket clinics
  • Football clinics
  • Lacrosse clinics
  • Netball clinics
  • Basketball clinics

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