Alawa Primary School’s focus is to cater for the whole child, encouraging students to reach their maximum potential in a positive, developmental learning environment.
Our school is divided into 3 sections;
Strong Beginnings: 3½-4 years old, Transition and Year 1. This program recognises that young children come to us with varied but rich family experiences. Strong Beginnings builds upon the child’s existing skills with play-based learning. In their classrooms, the children enjoy learning. Working independently in small groups and using the Interactive Whiteboards and wireless laptops, the children solve the challenges given to them.
Ignition: Years 2-4. Ignition switches our students further onto learning. Here the emphasis is upon Higher Order Thinking, the multi-intelligences and paying more attention to collaboration, flexibility and using ICT as effective learning resources. The teaching units are integrated so that learning is more reflective of real life and each student has the opportunity to explore their area of interst.
Self-Learners: Years 5-6. Children have now developed the learning skills and so are now challenged to work independently, identifying their current and future learning needs and to begin to self-assess their performance. Students will be given a range of learning opportunities that have been planned and facilitated by the group of Self-Learning teachers.
Mathematics, Writing and Reading are a whole school priority. The children are divided into smaller developmental groups and are taught at their particular level.
Alawa’s Learning Hub supports students who have special needs. Our Farm teacher co-ordinates the Sustainable Schools program.
Our staff members work collaboratively. They work in many teams, including collaborative classroom teaching and Learning groups, to implement and develop our school’s vision.Alawa Pamphlet