Our teachers strive to provide a stimulating learning environment in which a strong educational partnership is promoted between students, staff and parents. We are committed to providing curricula that will best support our students to achieve progress and success in all areas.
Reading, writing and oral language are at the core of our curriculum and provide a balanced literacy program for all students. Classrooms are focused on differentiated learning with explicit teaching enabling students to develop and become independent and self directed learners.
Our teaching strategies have a strong evidence-base, including the growing evidence of the importance of oral language and phonics in the teaching of literacy. This is supported by the school's commitment to the "Sound Waves" phonemic spelling program, a whole school program which is essentially a knowledge and understanding of the sounds and sound patterns in our language. This helps to get our students thinking about how words are formed and written and helps them develop strategies when reading and writing.
A Literacy Intervention teacher supports students who are reading and writing below year level expectation individually or in small group intervention classes.
A broad and balanced educational program is provided at Rosedale Primary School. It comprises the three interconnected areas of learning called strands, described below. From 2017 AusVELS will be replaced by the Victorian Curriculum F–10.
Students learn about themselves and their place in society. They learn how to stay healthy and active. Students develop skills in building social relationships and working with others. They take responsibility for their learning, and learn about their rights and responsibilities as global citizens.
Students learn the knowledge, skills and behaviours in the arts, English, humanities, mathematics, science and other languages.
Students explore different ways of thinking, solving problems and communicating. They learn to use a range of technologies to plan, analyse, evaluate andpresent their work. Students learn about creativity, design principles and processes.
More information about the AusVELS structure can be obtained by clicking here.
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is a strong focus at Rosedale Primary School. We provide a rich and well equipped learner-centred ICT environment with a focus on providing our students with knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied to all learning areas.
All classrooms have interactive whiteboards, data projectors, a digital camera, a bank of internet connected computers and regular access to a class set of wireless enabled laptop computers, Elmo digital presenters and mp3 players.