Guaranteed & Viable Curriculum
Concongella Primary School offers a high standard of instruction at students’ point of need in literacy, numeracy and a suite of specialist subjects.
The literacy block is 2 hours each morning and consists of:
- Reading: A range of independent, shared and guided reading activities as well as the provision of tutoring.
- Writing: We follow the VCOP/ Big Write framework to enhance student writing; this allows for instruction and practise in a range of text types.
- Spelling: Using the SMART spelling framework, our students achieve deep understandings of English spelling structures.
- Speaking and Listening: We provide multiple opportunities for children to increase their skills in presenting as well as attentive listening.
We provide a guaranteed 6 hours of mathematics instruction per week covering the areas of Number & Algebra, Measurement & Geometry, and Statistics & Probability. We aim to facilitate children to be:
- Numerate: Have a good understanding of number and how to manipulate them in a range of scenarios.
- Mathematical Thinkers: Open to mathematics and able to think in a mathematical manner.
- Problem Solvers: Able to seek the information they need, apply a growth mindset and solve complex problems involving maths.
- Persistent: To not give up when faced with challenges, but instead to embrace the challenge and grow.
We embrace our teachers’ diverse interests and skills to provide specialist subjects across the school.
- Science: A look at the natural and man-made world through a scientific lens.
- Art: Studying and creating pieces of art in a range of techniques and mediums.
- Health & PE: Sport skills, major games, swimming and healthy bodies.
- Chinese: Language and culture delivered by a native speaker.
- Kitchen Garden: Growing, harvesting and cooking food from our gardens and local producers.
- Respectful Relationships & The Resilience Project: Maintaining mental health and positive approaches to friendships.
- Developmental Curriculum (Foundation- Grade 3): Exploring learning through play.
- MARC Van: Our library and literature studies that arrive on a van once a fortnight.
- Integrated Studies: A thematic approach to engage students in deep learning.
- Grampians Small School Cluster: A deep and longstanding connection with Halls Gap and Great Western Primary Schools to foster friendships and positive interactions.
- Hands On Learning: An opportunity for 4 students to join students from Stawell West and 502 to be actively engaged in Hands On activities. https://handsonlearning.org.au/
- MATES Mentoring: Connecting volunteers in the community to students in our school. Interested in becoming a Mentor? https://cgllen.org.au/mates-mentoring/