Orroroo Area School Orroroo Area School

Junior Curriculum

The Junior School is the first stage in a child’s school education and our main objective is to provide our learners with the opportunity to develop academically, physically, socially and emotionally in a safe, friendly, supportive and caring environment.

In Pre-school to Year 6, teachers aim to provide a learning environment that is caring, nurturing and guides learners from concrete to abstract thinking. Learners work in a variety of situations, catering for various learning styles. We provide explicit teaching of concepts and skills, play, and resource based learning, student initiated learning and cross age peer work. We promote the five school values: Honesty, Tolerance, Excellence, Respect and Responsibility within daily teaching. We look at our learning intentions and discuss the success criteria to reach learner potential.

Students currently study the following curriculum areas:

We also provide the students with the opportunity to participate in choir, and instrumental music.

English is taught using ‘Wrap’, The Writing Road to Reading methodology where teachers’ commit to delivering explicit, systematic literacy instruction. Systemic learning of phonograms (eg a, c, k, sh, qu) is an important foundation for learning to read and write.

The Junior school has a fortnightly assembly for students, parents and caregivers to celebrate student achievements, communicate messages and develop organisational leadership. Students have access to their own playground, sandpit, grassed and paved seating areas. They also have access to the double synthetic court area and the school oval.

Once a month we also have an ‘Aussie of the Month’ assembly where classes have the opportunity to share their learning with others.