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.
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