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The Senior Department have three class groups and are located in the upper building along with the Administration section. The senior rooms are all double rooms with lots of space for creative activities and personal space.
All senior grades are delivered a comprehensive curriculum preparing them academically, emotionally and socially for further schooling. There is a solid transition program for Year 6’s to help ensure a smooth transition to secondary schools in the district.
Students work with a different range of students and teachers in structured Reading, Spelling, Writing and Numeracy lessons. These are designed to extend all students’ knowledge of the various disciplines. They also benefit from working in different working environments with different teachers than their home group teacher.
Students also have access to a range of special programs including the Arts, LOTE (Indonesian) and Chess. They also participate in a broad scope of extra-curricular activities including Interschool and Intraschool Sports, Swimming, Preparation for Puberty, First Aid, Bike Education and Social/Emotional Well-Being programs. They also have access to a ‘one-to-one’ reading program with individual volunteer tutors in a program called ‘Target 80’.
We encourage leadership skills with our students electing School Captains and House Captains. These students are involved in a range of extra activities heightening their community interactions and extending their communication skills. All senior students are also involved in a Cobbers program in which each class group is matched with a Prep/One class group for activities that develop sound interaction and communication skills.
In 2015, students enjoyed a camp at the Pioneer Settlement, Swan Hill.
This year they are participating in a sleepover at the Royal Melbourne Zoo, in August and September.
Jackie Haines, one of our teachers and our curriculum co-ordinator was selected to speak at TEDxRosalindParkED 2015.