Curriculum

International Baccalaureate
Learning Areas
Strategic Directions
Gifts & Talents of Students
Choir
Instrumental Music Program
Physical Education
Sports & Physical Activities
Sports Days

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE | Top

International Baccalaureate

Stradbroke School offers the internationally accredited International Baccalaureate Program. Years 6 and 7 students participate in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program and Reception to Year 5 students use inquiry based learning in the Primary Years Program.

Year 6 and 7 students study the eight areas of the SA curriculum and also focus on five Areas of Interaction – Approaches to Learning, Community and Service, Health and Social Education, Environment and Human Ingenuity (the creativity of people).

All children have lessons in the 8 required areas of study as per the South Australian Curriculum Standards and Accountability Framework (SACSA) and the Australian Curriculum.

For more information regarding IBO Curriculum, Student Assessment and Philosophy visit the International Baccalaureate Organisation website using these links:

Middle Years Program

Primary Years Program

 

LEARNING AREAS | Top

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology (including Information & Communication Technology)
  • The Arts
  • Health & Physical Education
  • Studies of Society & Environment
  • Languages – Italian for all children and First Language Maintenance for some children in Italian and Chinese

 

STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS | Top

Our major emphases for school development for the next three years are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • International Baccalaureate

 

GIFTS AND TALENTS OF STUDENTS | Top

At Stradbroke we aim to develop the gifts and talents of each child to lead to success in learning in later life.

Classroom teachers, specialist teachers, support staff and volunteer mentors provide a rich and varied curriculum to assist children to learn to their full potential.

Children with high intellectual potential have the opportunity to be challenged through teachers differentiating the curriculum within classrooms.

Very occasionally we may meet student needs by acceleration in year level or curriculum area.

 

CHOIR | Top

For participation in our choir, children are chosen from Year 6 and 7 volunteers early in the year. Children gain many skills in choral singing and give performances in the school and community. The choir joins other schools in a recital in the Festival Theatre late in September each year.

Stradbroke Choir

 

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC PROGRAM | Top

The school has an instrumental music program which offers instruction in violin, viola, guitar and cello from Music Section teachers.

Instrumental Music Students

When a vacancy occurs, this is advertised in the School Newsletter. Some instruments can be hired through the school.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | Top

Stradbroke students have the opportunity to participate in quality programs in Sport and Physical activites to prepare them for a healthy, fit lifestyle in the future.

Physical Education

In Physical Education, students have daily fitness lessons and sports skills lessons. In addition to classroom programs, children in R-7 have a Physical Education lesson each week with a specialist PE teacher. Experts in various sports from outside sporting organisations regularly visit the school to provide special skills workshops in a wide range of sports.

 

SPORT & PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES | Top

Sport and fitness activities are a healthy form of recreation and socialisation and we owe it to our children to give them skills and attitudes now to enable them to participate in a healthy lifestyle in the future.

Physical Education

Year 2-7 children have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of school Sports Teams including netball, cricket, basketball, soccer and football. Parents provide vital support for these teams as coaches and managers and by providing transport.

Practice sessions are held after school and matches are usually played on Saturdays. The number of sports we offer is directly related to the number of coaches available.

Additional skills clinics are also available during and after school.

The Sports Portfolio, made up of teachers and parents representing all sports, coordinates the sporting activities in and out of school hours.

 

SPORTS DAYS| Top

Sports Day is held annually at our school. R-2 children enjoy non competitive activities in a morning program and 3-7 students participate in tabloid events on a separate day. We emphasise enjoyment, cooperation and teamwork.

Children are placed in House Teams for the duration of their time at school and 3-7 teams compete for the Catherine Wilson Sports Day Cup. Children in the same family are placed in the same House Team. A whole school Health Hustle and Cheer Chants in the four teams are held on the 3-7 Sports day and is a highlight of our school year.

 

This page last updated: March 20, 2015