Developing Our Students

 

Through our school programs, students are guided towards maximising their personal growth and academic excellence.

 

Literacy

In 2016, Kyneton Primary School offers Literacy Support in small groups for those in year 1 that need further assistance with reading..


Specialist Subjects

Kyneton Primary School offers a curriculum in all areas of the AusVELS program. In addition there is specialist education in Physical Education, Art, Music and French.

The school has an excellent art program presented by an experienced artist - Mr Danny Butterworth.  A School Art Show is held each year and all students have the opportunity to display  their work. 
 
Students have the opportunity to participate in keyboard, singing and guitar lessons. These are provided by private tutors at the school, during school time.  
 
Mr Dave Romer is our PE teacher who provides developmental physical education instruction for all levels as well as class sports sessions each week.
 
And we we offer French language sessions for our younger students.

 

In addition to Physical Education and sport in the day to day curriculum and as a specialist subject, Kyneton Primary School is actively involved in inter-school sport.

Some teams and individuals have progressed to regional and state finals. Students represent the school in sports such as soccer, football, t-ball, netball, basketball, tennis, golf, cross country, athletics and table tennis.

The school offers a swimming instruction program each year at the Kyneton Toyota Sports & Aquatic Centre and are taught in small groups according to ability. In 2016 this program will run in terms 1 and 2.

 

Sport

Technology

At Kyneton Primary School we believe thinking improves when people interact with each other, when they break routine by experimenting,

when they observe others at work, and when they assess and revise their own options. A cause beyond oneself becomes the norm and the

school becomes successful.

For this to occur, technology at Kyneton Primary School needs to be:

·         irresistibly engaging for students and teachers.

·         elegantly efficient and easy to use

·         technologically ubiquitous 24/7

·         steeped in real life problem solving

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Introducing MAPPEN
As part of our efforts to ensure that your child gets the best possible education, we are excited to announce that we will be delivering the MAPPEN Curriculum (getmappen.com).

The MAPPEN curriculum represents approximately three hours of teaching time each week. It covers the content and skills from the following areas of the curriculum:

  • History
  • Geography
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Economics and Business
  • Science
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Ethical Understanding Capability
  • Personal and Social Capability
  • Intercultural Capability

MAPPEN also includes logical integration of literacy, numeracy, and technologies.

MAPPEN provides opportunities for students to explore content and skills through real world examples. Each term, we will deliver an eight week learning sequence which is designed around one of the following concepts:

  • Community
  • Sustainability
  • Social Justice
  • Creativity
  • Identity
  • Change
  • Necessity
  • Curiosity

Over 8 terms (2 years), your child will investigate each of the concepts once. A single concept is investigated across the school simultaneously, with age appropriate content and skills being investigated at each year level. MAPPEN promotes rich conversations at the dinner table and encourages your child to ask meaningful questions about their world.

MAPPEN has a strong focus on building your child’s capacity to develop questions and to plan and conduct their own inquiry. It aligns with our belief that alongside the core literacy and numeracy skills, students in the 21st Century need to have opportunities to question, wonder and create.

MAPPEN is a world class curriculum designed by Australian educators for Australian schools. More than 200 Australian schools are currently implementing MAPPEN. If you'd like to find out more about MAPPEN you can visit getmappen.com or talk to our MAPPEN Coordinator.