Curriculum
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Teaching for understanding, concept-based learning, developing higher order thinking skills and cooperative learning are critical teaching approaches that underpin curriculum delivery at Albuera Street Primary. Our community values positive student achievement in the key areas of literacy and numeracy as well as the range of specialist programs we offer. We aim for all students to participate in and enjoy a broad balanced curriculum and to achieve their personal best.
In 2016 we are teaching and reporting against the Australian Curriculum in English, Mathematics, Science, History/Geography and Physical Education.
 
We also provide a strong Arts curriculum with specialist teachers in areas including Art, Music, Drama (Prep to Grade 6) plus Chinese (Prep to grade 6).
 
009.bmpThe Health and Wellbeing program includes weekly lessons with a specialist Physical Education teacher, daily physical education (PE), and targeted programs including The Growing Up Program and Swimming and Water Safety.  Social skills are taught as part of our School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support Program. 
 
Information and Communication Technology is integral to teaching and learning across the curriculum at Albuera Street. It is integrated across the curriculum from Prep to Grade 6.
 
 
 
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Civics and citizenship education is highly valued at our school. We offer students many opportunities to develop leadership skills through programs such as the Student Council; buddy classes; mentoring and the Aussie Sports Leadership program. A highlight of this aspect of our curriculum is a biennial trip to Canberra open to all Grade 5 and Grade 6 stuents.
 
 
All students participate in weekly Library sessions with our library technician and are encouraged to borrow books from our well resourced school library.  
 
 
 
As a school community we have a commitment to sustainability which is led by our Grade 5/6 ‘Green Team’ and is evident in the establishment of a sustainable native garden, school vegetable patch which provides produce for our Gold Accredited school canteen, recycling, composting, worm farming, and our participation in the solar schools initiative.Green team logo.jpg

Reporting to Parents
Individual student progress is closely monitored through school-based assessment and national testing programs. Additional support is provided to identified students. Our reporting to parents is consistent with the recommendations from the Reporting to Parents Taskforce (2008). This includes a Primary Progress Report which is sent home early in the school year; Parent Teacher meetings May; the major written school report in July/August and a Summary report in December. At other times teachers are happy to make appointments to meet with parents or guardians to discuss any matters of concern.





 
Extra curricula activities
The Sports sub-committee of the School Association coordinates students’ participation in weekend inter-school sports roster including soccer and hockey. 
A private tennis coach conducts before school lessons twice a week on our courts. .
Lunchtime activities operate based on student interest – for example Ukulele group, chess club, yoga, quiet activities in the Library, Kahootz computer group etc.