Student learning

Curriculum

The Victorian Curriculum F–10 sets out what every student should learn during their first eleven years of schooling. The curriculum is the common set of knowledge and skills required by students for life-long learning, social development and active and informed citizenship. The Victorian Curriculum F–10 incorporates the Australian Curriculum and reflects Victorian priorities and standards.

At Maldon Primary School we strive to teach students as individuals, using data to determine where each child is at with their learning and then tailoring our teaching to their individual needs. This enables all children to reach their full potential in all areas of the curriculum.

Students participate in daily literacy and numeracy learning and regular health and physical education sessions. Once a week students also engage in Art classes, Japanese lessons and Performing Arts sessions. Each term classes focus on an inquiry topic such as Sustainability, Community or Social Justice. These topics integrate literacy, numeracy and technology as well as incorporating other areas of the curriculum such as science, history and geography. All grades focus on the same inquiry topic however content varies according to the year level.

Values

Our school motto of “Be kind, be brave, be your best” incorporates our values of Excellence, Respect, Integrity and Resilience. These values are explicitly discussed and taught each and every day both inside and outside the classroom.

Student Leadership

We strive to develop leadership skills, particularly in the upper year levels, through the Young Leaders program, where small groups of students take responsibility for managing different aspects of school life, learning valuable skills along the way.

Our Grade 5 and 6 students have the opportunity to be elected (by their peers) as School Captains and House Captains. School Captains are responsible for running our weekly assembly and also represent our school at various events such as Japanese Day, Anzac Day and Remembrance Day. House Captains are responsible for helping to run our Athletics and Swimming Carnivals and running various sporting activities throughout the year. Students also have the opportunity to be a Fundraising monitor (responsible for organising and coordinating our Friday Fundraiser hot lunch and other fundraising activities throughout the year), a Playground mentor (assisting fellow students with low level problems in the yard such as not having a friend to play with, conflict over game rules etc.) or a Digi Tech member (responsible for maintaining the netbook trolleys, assisting with technology at assembly and other events and assisting teachers with technical issues).

Composite Classes

Maldon Primary School operates composite classes at all year levels. Here are three articles about composite classes that you might find interesting.

Getting the right mix

Composite classes

A class of their own