At Korumburra Primary School, we offer a comprehensive curriculum based on the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS). In addition to the traditional curriculum areas students develop knowledge, skills and behaviours within the interdisciplinary areas of thinking, use of ICT and communication.
A summary of the VELS structure can be obtained by clicking here.
Physical, Personal and Social Learning
Health and Physical Education
Discipline Based Learning
KPS conducts a number of support programs as well as specific intervention programs for our students which may include small group activities and individual learning support programs. There is also support for the gifted and talented within classes and specific programs.
These programs are intended to support children with particular needs and should any of these be appropriate for your child they will be recommended to you by your child’s class teacher or the teacher in charge of the program.
The school also has access to student consultants [Psychologist, Social Worker and Speech Pathologist] to support our students. Access to these consultants is through a referral form from the class teacher and the Assistant Principal, and is prioritised according to need.
Parent / Teacher / Student conferences are held at the end of Semester 1 (Term 2). Comprehensive written reports are issued at the end of Semester 1 and Semester 2. Should you have a problem or a query, you are encouraged to make an appointment to discuss it with the appropriate teacher. See list of staff
The use of ICT to inspire our schools learning through planning and implementing e-learning strategies and technology that a meaningful, challenging and connecting. We want our students to use technology to improve engagement, experience and achievement so that they become responsible 21st century digital citizens.
The 1-1 learning is where student and teacher has one internet connected netbook computer for use at school and at home.
There is a computer facility in the Library Annexe comprising 28 computers, a data projector and screen and a colour printer. There are 7 additional computers available in the main library.
Students from Prep to Year 6 access these computers on a weekly basis.
Each classroom has a bank of computers connected to the school-wide computer network including the new BER building.
All computers are leased to ensure we have up to date ICT (Information & Computer Technology).
The Library is centrally located within the heritage brick building. It incorporates a mezzanine floor, a computer annexe, teacher workrooms as well as the main Library space. We have an extensive collection of books and resources which support the classroom programs.
See Page 18 of the Handbook for information on borrowing books
Students from Years Prep – 6 participate in a comprehensive physical education program which includes dance, fundamental motor skills, PMP (Perceptual Motor Program), ball handling skills, games, athletics, fitness, water safety and swimming.
Appropriate dress should be worn the day your child’s class is timetabled.
Each child is placed in either Blue, Green, Red or Gold House. There is friendly rivalry to be the winning house in our weekly, term and yearly competition.
Year 6 students apply for positions as House Captains and are selected following an interview process. It is their responsibility to co-ordinate the House’s efforts.
Experiences outside of the school are a valuable way of supporting the curriculum at school and children attend excursions in support of the curriculum according to the policy of the school council.
Our school has adopted Program Achieve, known as “You Can Do It”, as an ongoing and significant program within our school.
“You Can Do It” is a program aimed at every student, staff member and parent in our school community. It teaches resilience, encourages everyone to treat others fairly, organise themselves and to live positively and to their full potential.
Each week volunteers from the various local churches visit the school to teach CRE. Every class receives a half hour lesson using the “Religion in Life” material by the Council for Christian Education in Schools. (if CRE volunteers are available.)
If parents do not wish their child/ren to do R.E. they must fill out the section in the enrolment form or contact the Office.