Our Curriculum


We are extremely proud of our teaching and learning program at Wattle Park Primary. Our objective is to prepare students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others, and have the capacity to positively participate in the world around them.

 

Our programs are based on the 9 guiding beliefs and principles by Mr. John B. Mahaffie, a Leading Futurist LLC. These are:

  1. Love of Learning 
  2. Skill at learning 
  3. Self-knowledge 
  4. People sense 
  5. Communication 
  6. Worldliness 
  7. Comfort with complexity 
  8. Goal setting 
  9. Open minds 

Each individual student has their own learning goals each semester based upon Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science and or Humanities and social and personal capabilities.

 

In addition, we offer specialist programs from Foundation to Year 6 in the following areas:

  • LOTE - Mandarin
  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Physical Education
  • Library Program
  • EAL (English as a Second Language)
  • Reading Intervention

Other special programs we run throughout the school include:

  • Year 6 Leadership program
  • Foundation Buddy Program
  • Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program
  • Interschool Sport
  • Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country competitions
  • Swimming program
  • School Production, Carols Night and Music Soiree
  • Scarecrow – Promoting sustainable practices
  • Excursion and camping program
  • Bike Ed
  • Junior and Senior Choir
  • Boite Choir Performance

We also offer a variety of extracurricular programs in and out of school hours which may include:

  • Instrumental lessons
  • School band
  • Piano/keyboard
  • Drama Time

Our extracurricular programs are separate to the curriculum (with separate payments required to the provider) and are advertised in our newsletter and noticeboards.