Curriculum

Programs and strategies being implemented by Shepparton East Primary School to promote student engagement, high attendance and positive behaviours are:

  • The performing arts program including: class music and drama lessons, choir, private music lessons for singing, piano and guitar, school concert, Victorian State Schools Spectacular, Supa Star, weekly class sessions in visual arts, Art Activity Days and Cultural Performances.
  • Receiving awards including: Reward Days, Principals Award, Kiwanis Terrific Kids Award, SPOTTO charts, SPOTTO certificates, end of year Citizenship Award and Academic Excellence Award for year 6 students, end of year Literacy Award, sporting recignition, attendance certificates, special events, classroom prize boxes and stickers.
  • Camps, whole school and local excursions involving Years Prep to 6.
  • Physical education program including: weekly class P.E. sessions, PMP, senior sport, swimming and athletics programs, Interschool and Zone sport, cross country, Jump Rope for Heart, Auskick, weekend sports which include cricket, soccer and netball and house sports competitions.
  • School environment including: shaded playing areas, senior learning area, ample play equipment, soccer, football and cricket facilities, library area, Multi Purpose Room, outside seating.
  • Buddy system for Prep and Year 5 students.
  • Student leaders including: School Captains, House Captains, Junior School Councillors, and Year 6 Care Teams.
  • Parent involvement including: Hearing reading, Parents' and Friends', fundraising, camps and excursions, weekend sport, special activity days, concert props and costumes, book covering and other incidental activities.
  • Specialist Areas and teacher rotations: Library, Art, Science, P.E., Music and Performing Arts. 
  • School Wide Positive Behaviours System.
  • Literacy and Numeracy Leaders.
  • Lunchtime activities: sports, music, craft, library, games in the outdoor eating areas.
  • Education Support Staff: reading, Literacy Intervention, tables, numeracy testing, IT support.
  • Outside of School Hours program.
  • Cross-age activities eg. Arts Activity Day, Rewards Days, Junior School Council Activities
  • Information Technology — iPads for Year 3-6, computers and iPads in classrooms, Interactive Whiteboards in every classroom and access to digital technologies.
  • Restorative Practices.
  • Investigations program Prep - Year 2
  • Chaplaincy program and breakfast club. 

The programs and strategies implemented by Shepparton East Primary School aim to promote student engagement, high attendance and positive behaviours.

The Australia Curriculum in Victoria (AusVELS)

AusVELS is the Foundation (Prep) to Year 10 curriculum that provides a single, coherent and comprehensive set of prescribed content and common achievement standards, which schools use to plan student learning programs, assess student progress and report to parents.

AusVELS incorporates the Australian Curriculum F-10 for English, Mathematics, History and Science within the curriculum framework first developed for the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS). AusVELS uses an eleven level structure to reflect the design of the new Australian Curriculum whilst retaining Victorian priorities and approaches to teaching and learning.

AusVELS is based on the VELS triple-helix structure of three interconnected areas of learning called strands.

The three strands are as follows:

Physical, Personal and Social Learning

Students learn about themselves and their place in society. They learn how to stay healthy and active. Students develop skills in building social relationships and working with others. They take responsibility for their learning, and learn about their rights and responsibilities as global citizens.

Discipline-based Learning

Students learn the knowledge, skills and behaviours in the arts, English, humanities, mathematics, science and other languages.

Interdisciplinary Learning

Students explore different ways of thinking, solving problems and communicating. They learn to use a range of technologies to plan, analyse, evaluate and present their work. Students learn about creativity, design principles and processes.

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