Vision for Learning and Teaching
A support team comprised of Support Teachers and Teacher Assistants work together to support the classroom teacher to meet the individual needs of the children.
The Arts Program – Music Education
A specialist Music Education Teacher is employed to develop the musical abilities of our students. The program is designed to promote music appreciation through a wide range of experiences. Opportunities for real and meaningful performance is the basis of this program.
Private instrumental lessons are also available for students from Years 3 – 6. The children have an opportunity to perform in the Infant Jesus School Band.
A specialist Physical Education Teacher is employed to develop the Health and Physical Education Learning Area. The children are involved in physical education skills lessons each week. This gives them the opportunity to apply their skills in a game situation. Children are also involved in a school daily fitness program and/or a weekly sport session.
Children are involved in Interschool and Faction carnivals as appropriate.
Science is taken as a specialist learning area at Infant Jesus. In the Science Learning Area students learn to investigate, understand and communicate about the physical, biological and technological world and value the process that supports life on our planet. Science helps students become critical thinkers by encouraging them to use evidence to evaluate the use of science in society and the appreciation of science in daily life.
The Library Resource Centre is the focal point of the school. Formal library access and skill lessons are undertaken by teachers. Children are encouraged to use the Library regularly and develop a love of books.
Chinese Language Classes
Children from Year 1 to Year 6 are given the opportunity to learn Chinese. A teacher is employed by the school and works within the Western Australian Curriculum.
Valuing the Family
A quotation from the Beazley Report 1985……
“There seems little doubt that most children spend far less time on reading at home than is desirable for obtaining high standards of literacy. It is essential that children be encouraged to read widely in their out of school hours, to supplement direct teaching. This encouragement should include clear policies on homework, especially in regard to literacy skills and numeracy”.
At Infant Jesus School we believe that the purpose of homework is to:
- Support the children to form good habits for later studies and also for interest and understanding of current affairs and the world in which he/she lives.
- Support children to learn to work independently.
- Encourage self-discipline, self-reliance and develop responsibility for learning.
- Encourage sharing moments with parents.
- Reinforce or revise what is learnt during the school day.
Our Homework Policy begins in Year 1 with the children reading every night and steadily builds up to 1 hour in Year 6 with independent research tasks alongside reading for information and or pleasure.
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