About

Features of our school:
• Great teachers
• iPad 1:1 program in Years Prep and Two
• Arabic, Italian or Vietnamese taught in P to 6.
• English and Maths from P – 6
• Inquiry learning from P- 6
• Huge learning areas for all classes
• Vibrant library room and many books
• Pre-school story telling
• Song Room music classes P- 6
• Student Representative Council
• Performing Arts classes with Western Edge Youth Arts
• Outdoor Play POD for active play and imagination
• Multi-cultural Aides
• ESL support

Our school values:

All our teachers work with our students to develop the Debney Meadows Primary School values:-
Learning
Belonging
Acceptance
Care and Respect
Honesty
Cooperation

Our curriculum:

Our comprehensive curriculum includes:
English and Maths
Science, Geography, History and Economics
Art, Music, Drama and Language
Physical Education and Sport
Thinking processes, Interpersonal and Personal learning, Civics and Citizenship, ICT, Design, Creativity and Technology.

The way we teach:

We use a number of different approaches in the way we teach our students. These approaches include:
Small groups and mixed groups
Direct instruction
Inquiry based learning – investigating, researching and asking questions
Hands on activities – such as making, playing, using ICT
Reflection – thinking about their learning, sharing their learning and making goals

All teachers make the learning clear to the students by explaining the LEARNING INTENTION and by providing the students with SUCCESS CRITERIA

Parent Involvement:

We encourage parents to be involved in the life of the school as much as they can. These are some ways to help:
Classroom helpers
Cooking days
Looking after our gardens
Covering books in the library
Coming to assemblies

Community Involvement and Partnerships

We like to be involved in many aspects of the community such as:
Clean Up Australia Day
Eid Festival
Moomba Celebrations
HIPPY program
Homework clubs and tutoring clubs

And we like to have close partnerships with educational organisations such as:
The Song Room
Western Edge Youth Arts
Play for Life
The Huddle

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