Curriculum - Overview

Building the learning capacity of all students

 

Glen Iris Primary School is committed to offering a thorough, sequential and comprehensive curriculum to our students based on the Victorian Curriculum. Glen Iris Primary School places a strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy, as we believe this is an essential pathway to success. Focused literacy and numeracy activities are timetabled daily.

 

The Victorian Curriculum

The Victorian Curriculum F–10 sets out what every student should learn during their first eleven years of schooling. The curriculum is the common set of knowledge and skills required by students for life-long learning, social development and active and informed citizenship. The Victorian Curriculum F–10 incorporates the Australian Curriculum and reflects Victorian priorities and standards.

 

Our Strategic Plan

We are in the final year of our Strategic Plan (2013-2016). The Strategic Plan is a framework that encapsulates our focus on improving student learning outcomes by raising standards and building professional capacity within teams and to individual goals. It focuses on

  • improving student achievement in literacy with a focus on spelling and reading,
  • improving student achievement in numeracy with a focus on number,
  • developing students who are confident in their learning, motivated, engaged and resilient,
  • creating and sustaining students as global citizens (diversity, empathy, caring of others, appreciation of humanity),
  • further develop the school’s capacity to provide seamless transition between all year levels, entry and graduation.

 



 

Building the professional capacity of all teachers

 

Glen Iris Primary School will focus on school improvement through building teacher capacity by

  • developing leadership capacity of teachers,
  • using data to plan student learning using the GIPS Assessment Planner and NAPLAN data,
  • creating a shared agreement and practice about effective pedagogy, including assessment practices that is consistently used by all teachers,
  • building teacher capacity with a continued focus on individual, team and whole school performance and development plans (coaching) in numeracy and literacy,
  • increasing the focus of student voice and relationships both in and outside the classroom with a focus on increased engagement in learning, participation and decision-making.

 

Allocated Planning Time

Year level teams plan together in allocated time on the timetable. Assistant Principals Robyn Floyd and Shelley Morrison join teams during their planning sessions.

Administrative tasks are discussed at an after school meeting each week.

The weekly staff meeting rotates through an administration meeting, a professional learning meeting and Curriculum Implementation Team meetings.

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