Our Cirriculum

Curriculum

At Modbury West School we offer many programs and activities which enhance student learning and wellbeing.

The school curriculum we offer sits within the broad context of the Australian Curriculum Version 8.1 (hyperlink below).

As well as offering outstanding Performing Arts and PE programs with specialist teachers, our students have the opportunity to participate in a full range of extra curricular activities including junior and senior choir, netball, football, basketball, instrumental music, recycling, and a variety of academic competitions through the University of NSW.

Sports

Our specialist PE teacher works with classes each week with an emphasis on participation and collaboration. Students from Year 5 have the opportunity to represent our school in SAPSASA (SA Primary Schools Sports Association) competitions in sports such as netball, athletics, cross country and swimming.

We hold a sports day each year where students in house teams participate in a program of cooperative tabloid events and sprints. With parent support we are able to offer after school sport competition and students are able to play basketball through our OSHC program. Students across the school participate in either swimming or aquatics lessons each year.

Music

Year 5, 6 & 7 students have the opportunity to join our Senior Choir which works towards a performance at the Festival Theatre in September each year during the Festival of Music. The opportunity exists for students to audition as a soloist, compere, member of the dance troupe or as an orchestral member at this Festival.

Reception to Year 4 students are able to join our Junior Singers choir. Both choirs also perform at our annual music evening, school assemblies and other events.

Learning Support

We regularly monitor student learning and offer support in a variety of ways for students who are not achieving as well as we would like. We have a Reading Intervention Teacher who works with small groups of students on intensive intervention programs. Our Junior Primary classes have the support of an SSO for 90 minutes each morning during Literacy learning time.

Students in Year 3-7 classes are supported in small groups by teachers and SSO’s. We access DECD Speech Pathologists, Psychologists and Attendance Counsellors where necessary. Learning programs for students receiving extra help are planned and documented in an Individual Learning Plan and are regularly evaluated for their effectiveness

Australian Curriculum Website