Oatlands Primary School

Curriculum Overview

Oatlands recognises that each student is unique and may exhibit a wide range of abilities, interests and learning styles. We recognise and value individuality and the development of self esteem, confidence and independence. We provide appropriate experiences that challenge and encourage students to attain their full potential.

English and Maths remain high priority learning areas. Skills and concepts developed during classroom literacy and numeracy programs underpin learning across the whole curriculum. Our curriculum is based on the AusVELS, which outlines the essential knowledge, skills and behaviours students need to prepare for their future education, work and life.

Each grade level has developed Inquiry Based Integrated Units of Study that aim develop each student's deep understandings of content learnt. Learning to think, to evaluate, to solve-problems and to work together are all essential elements of our curriculum.

The content of each unit builds on the experiences, interests and needs of the students whilst the approach is inquiry based allowing for the investigation of essential questions where deep understanding is promoted.

Our classroom curriculum is supported by specialist programs in Art, PE, Information Literacy and our Kitchen/Food Technology Centre. Excursions, incursions, camps (grades 5 & 6) and specialised activity days (eg Technology and Science days, Grandparents afternoon) further enhance each student's learning.

Latest Blogs

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Tue, 07 Feb 2017
Can you follow instructions? Practise drawing this cartoon butterfly in your special drawing book.
Sun, 08 Jan 2017
On Christmas Day I got lots of LEGO but these are some of my favourites. I have got lots more and I might even get some on Tuesday, my b’day. 
Sun, 25 Dec 2016
Not going to plan; really? It’s great to see our little leprechaun getting into the swing of playing basketball; maybe he was a little ambitious beginning to play at such a high level, but hey, you never know unless you try! We’ve now come to …
Sun, 25 Dec 2016
So, not even Christmas Day is safe from our little leprechaun! It seems there is no limit to what this feisty little fella will get up to; a little mischief here, a little mischief there…make for interesting and fun times, don’t you think? &#…
Fri, 23 Dec 2016
I suppose all our little leprechaun’s activities throughout this month of December have made him hungry [maybe even a little hangry!], but really? The moon? Cheese? Don’t tell me he’s there with Peppa Pig playing in the muddy puddles; no…

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