The Western Australian Curriculum provides a coherent and comprehensive set of prescribed content and achievement standards which we use to plan for student learning. This encompasses English, Mathematics and Science, as well as Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education, Technologies, The Arts and Languages.
At Madora Bay Primary School we ensure that our learning spaces are intellectually, socially and physically supportive of learning by embedding the key principles of teaching and learning:
- Opportunity to Learn - learning experiences enable students to engage fully with concepts, to observe and to practise processes and skills.
- Connection and Challenge - learning experiences connect with students' existing knowledge, skills and values while extending and challenging their thinking.
- Action and Reflection - learning is enhanced when students engage actively with the task.
- Motivation and Purpose - students are engaged in purposeful and relevant activities that stimulate thought and enjoyment.
- Inclusivity and Difference - Teaching is highly adaptive, acknowledging, respecting and accommodating the diverse background experiences students bring.
- Independence and Collaboration - students experience regular opportunities to learn independently and from and with others.
- Supportive Environment - our classrooms and learning spaces are safe and conducive to effective learning.
We offer Science, Physical Education, Performing Arts and AUSLAN as specialist subjects.
Languages - AUSLAN
Learning languages enables all students to communicate proficiently in a language other than English by providing students with essential communication skills in that language, an intercultural capability, and an understanding of the role of language and culture in human communication. Auslan is a visual form of communication that uses hand, arm and body movements to covey meaning. Learning Auslan can help to increase memory retention and stimulate brain development as well as increasing enjoyment in communicating for both hearing and deaf children.