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Teaching and learning

As a professional learning community we work collectively and collaboratively to improve outcomes for students.

The Teaching and Learning Framework adopted by our school is based on the New Art and Science of Teaching, a pedagogical framework based on the work of Robert Marzano. 

Teacher Actions
Student Mental States and Processes
Providing and communicating clear learning goals
1.    Students understand the progression of knowledge they are expected to master and where they are along that progression.
Using Assessments
2.    Students understand how test scores and grades relate to their status on the progression of knowledge they are expected to master.
Conducting direct instruction lessons
3.       When content is new, students understand which parts are important and how the parts fit together.
Conducting Practicing and deepening lessons
4.       After teachers present new content, students deepen their understanding and develop fluency in skills and processes.
Conducting knowledge and application lessons
5.       After teachers present new content, students generate and defend claims through knowledge application tasks.
Using strategies that appear in all types of lessons
6.       Students continually integrate new knowledge with old knowledge and revise their understanding accordingly.
Using engagement strategies
7.       Students are paying attention, energized, intrigued and inspired.
Implementing rules and procedures
8.       Students understand and follow rules and procedures.
Building relationships
9.       Students feel welcome, accepted and valued.
Communicating high expectations
10.   Typically reluctant students fee valued and do not hesitate to interact with the teacher or their peers.

Each Friday, teachers also explicitly teach the positive behaviour for learning focus, this ensures that following the whole school assembly, all staff and students are aware of expectations for learning and safe play.