Kindergarten to Year 6


Teaching your child means that we will teach your child based on where they are academically so that they can progress and achieve success. We will strive to cater for each child’s learning style by creating academically challenging and stimulating programs. A Teacher’s Aide will work with students who require extra support in literacy and numeracy. We also have teaching, learning and serving outcomes.


Literacy

Literacy is one of the most important subjects children will learn at school. Literacy teaches students important skills in communicating, through reading, writing and speaking.
Literacy includes:

  • Reading
  • Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Phonics
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Handwriting and Typing

It is vital that students gain a good grasp of these skills. Not only are they important in many other subjects, but they are vital life skills. So many areas of life require good literacy skills.

For this reason the teaching of literacy is very important at school. Literacy is taught for up to two hours a day in each class. After Devotions, the rest of the morning session is given to the teaching of important literacy skills.

Teachers will regularly assess all students to monitor their progress in keys areas of literacy. This will enable teachers to see where students need more help and support so that they continue to progress and further develop their skills.

Numeracy

Numeracy (Maths) is the study of numbers, measurement, geometry, statistics and probability. Numeracy is also a very important subject. The skills and knowledge students learn in Numeracy will be extensively used in later years of schooling, but will provide mathematical skills and understanding which will be used in many areas of life outside of schooling.

Numeracy is taught for 1 hour per day, straight after recess. Just as in Literacy, teachers will regularly assess all students to monitor their progress in keys areas of numeracy. This will enable teachers to see where students need more help and support so that they continue to progress and further develop their understanding.

Technology

Technology plays an important role in teaching and learning at Pacific Brook Christian School. Classrooms are installed with interactive whiteboards and a bank of computers, which are used frequently by students’ in a range of learning activities.

Other Subjects

Pacific Brook Christian School also teaches Science, History, Geography, Music, Visual Arts, Drama, Dance, Health, Physical Education and Japanese.

In Science students will learn about the world around them, and will study units based around many scientific topics including living things, chemicals, the physical world and space. In Science students will often take part in investigations and experiments.

In History students will learn about some of the people and events that have been important in our past, in our community’s past, and in our nation’s past. In Geography students will learn about our local community, our state, our country, and the world around us.

In Creative Arts, which includes Music, Visual Arts, Drama and Dance, students will develop skills in each of these areas, which will enable them to express their imagination and creativity in varying ways. Students in Year 3 to 6 will also be learning to play the violin.

In Health students will learn about our body and maintaining a safe and healthy lifestyle. In Physical Education (PE) students will develop different games skills and participate in a range of sports.

PE lessons are held on Fridays and students should wear their sports uniforms on Fridays.

Students will also learn Japanese. Learning a language is important as it opens students to a world of different languages and cultures. It helps students appreciate that even though people are different, we are all equal. Studying a language also has benefits for the learning of English. It assists in the understanding of language conventions and grammatical rules as we learn how languages function. It also enables us to think more critically about our own language and culture, as we learn about the language and culture of others.