At Landsdale Gardens Primary School, we implement expert, high impact teaching approaches that are innovative and reflect current best practice in education. We will be implementing whole school approaches to teaching and learning to ensure skills are taught in a consistent, sequential way as they progress through the primary years.
Our students will participate in the eight learning areas, as specified by the West Australian Curriculum. These learning areas include:
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- Health and Physical Education
- The Arts – Music, Dance, Drama, Art
- Languages other than English (Years 3-6)
Our early years’ programs have a balance between play-based, hands-on and creative learning with key skills being taught in an explicit way. These programs draw on children’s interests and lives to help students make sense of their world. Developing a strong foundation for children in the early years is vital for their development and success in the future. At Landsdale Gardens Primary School, we believe in a balanced approach of teaching skills in an explicit way, and intentional play that assists in developing the ‘whole child’.
The middle and upper years’ programs take a strategic approach to fostering student independence, resilience and leadership through a focus on core skills in English, Mathematics and Science. Our planned and outcome-based experiences allow our students to engage with learning in developmentally appropriate way, where they are supported and extended. Our focus on teaching the essential skills in key learning areas, supports our students to succeed with Inquiry Learning.
Academic achievement is our focus. We expect our students to work hard and meet minimum benchmarks of academic performance. A positive work ethic, talented teachers and small classes combined with high expectations from parents and staff, will result in year on year growth for each child.
At Landsdale Gardens, assessment has a four-fold purpose. It is formative, it provides feedback on learning to the student, it informs teaching and it provides information for parents and the wider community on progress and achievement.