LITERACY

LITERACY

At Dana Street Primary School students learn to listen to, read, view, speak, write, create and reflect on increasingly complex and sophisticated spoken, written and multimodal texts across a growing range of contexts with accuracy, fluency and purpose.

We have high expectations that all students will grow and achieve their full potential in their Literacy learning. Literacy competence is a foundation for success in life, and we place a strong emphasis on explicit teaching and structured lessons.

Our teachers work in teams to co-create rich lessons for Reading, Writing and Word Studies. Engaging sensory activities are utilised in the junior years for Reading Groups. Focussed teaching groups and Literature Circles are used in the middle and senior units.

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NUMERACY

NUMERACY

At Dana Street Primary School students learn to listen to, read, view, speak, write, create and reflect on increasingly complex and sophisticated spoken, written and multimodal texts across a growing range of contexts with accuracy, fluency and purpose.

We have high expectations that all students will grow and achieve their full potential in their Literacy learning. Literacy competence is a foundation for success in life, and we place a strong emphasis on explicit teaching and structured lessons. Our teachers work in teams to co-create rich lessons for Reading, Writing and Word Studies. Engaging sensory activities are utilised in the junior years for Reading Groups. Focussed teaching groups and Literature Circles are used in the middle and senior units.

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DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

At Dana Street Primary School, we incorporate digital technologies across all learning areas in conjunction with the Victorian Curriculum.

We consider it a high priority to expose our students to the ever-evolving digital world, with a range of digital resources in our school. Each classroom utilises computers, tablets, interactive whiteboards and big screen TVs to support student learning.

Our students are exposed to a range of computer and online software, as they are explicitly taught the skills required by the Victorian Curriculum.

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INTERGRATED CURRICULUM

INTERGRATED CURRICULUM

We draw from several areas of the Victorian Curriculum to devise engaging topics and units to teach our students about the world, and equip them with the knowledge, skills and capabilities to be engaged and active citizens.

We teach History, Science, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, Design & Technologies, Digital Technologies, Health, Economics & Business, Critical and Creative Thinking, Intercultural Ethical and Personal & Social Capabilities.

Our students are active learners and are very interested in the word around them. Integrated Curriculum Units range from “My Neighbourhood” in Foundation, to “Sustainability”, “Children across the World”, and “I am a Scientist.”

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SPECIALIST PROGRAMS

SPECIALIST PROGRAMS

We offer a great range of Specialised Programs including:

  • Physical Education
  • Visual Arts
  • Japanese
  • Performing Arts

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TARGETED SUPPORT PROGRAMS

TARGETED SUPPORT PROGRAMS

At Dana Street Primary school we offer a range of support for students who require it. We have a wonderful team of support staff, who work in classrooms with students and outside the classroom in a variety of roles.

Literacy Intervention – For students requiring support in Literacy, our specialist Literacy teacher implements an intervention program. This is conducted in small group sessions throughout the week, focussed on developing strategies for Reading and Writing. The differentiated groups are based on the goals of the students and the data from assessments conducted at a classroom level.

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EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

At Ballarat Primary School (Dana St), we promote and offer opportunities for our students to develop their areas of interest and passion, while discovering new talents and developing strengths.

  • School Camps
  • Sport
  • Performing Arts

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STUDENT WELLBEING & ENGAGEMENT

STUDENT WELLBEING & ENGAGEMENT

The emotional and physical well-being of our students is pivotal to their success at school, as young adults, and in their future lives.

Students who are emotionally and physically healthy are happy, able to deal positively with challenges, experience a sense of connectedness with the school and others, and are well placed to develop into well-balanced and successful young people.

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