Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program
Our school involves the students in the process of planting, growing and harvesting a variety of fruits and vegetables. These are used in the kitchen to cook a wide range of dishes. Many skills are learnt in these classes including knife skills, table manners and hygiene.
Sport and P.E.
A wide variety of skills and sports are taught over the year. These will coincide with athletic sports, cross country, lightning premiership (senior grades) and swimming.
P.M.P. (Perceptual Motor Program). This program involves grades prep, 1 and 2 children and they take part in an intensive program involving fine and gross motor co-ordination, as well as auditory and visual skills. Children learn the critical fundamental motor skills such as catching, kicking, throwing, bouncing etc.
The MARC van teacher visits Kerang Primary School on a weekly basis and gives the students an opportunity to borrow from the library van. Lessons are also conducted which encourage the students to have a love of books and the passion to read.
Play Based Learning
This is implemented in the Foundation/1 area of the school. This type of learning allows the students to explore, identify, negotiate, take risks and create meaning while playing. It gives our teachers a broader look into how your child is developing in a wide range of areas. By using this way of learning, with it’s focus on oral language, it is believed that your child will be more likely to have well developed memory skill, language development and be able to regulate their behaviour.
Technology plays an integral part in our Curriculum. It is utilised in all areas of learning and each student has the opportunity to develop their skills on computers and Ipads in a safe and educational environment.
All Foundation and Grade 1 students have their own Ipad. Students in 2-6 are supplied with their own netbook. The school also has a Polycom and four large Promethian Boards, the most updated technology in student learning.
At the beginning of the year, Grade 6 students are matched with a Foundation student. They work together on different activities to build strong relationships with each other. This gives th younger students an opportunity to build their getting along skills and communication skills. It also gives the younger students a familiar face around the school. This is an extremely successful transition program from Kindergarten to Primary School.
Respectful Relationships (RR) Program
This program is implemented across the entire school. The RR program is designed to help strengthen social-emotional strengths of all students. The school generally focuses on one of the key areas at a time. These are Getting Along, Organisation, Persistence, Resilience and Confidence. This is a valuable program that benefits all students.
Students are encouraged to participate in morning fitness at 8:50am everyday. There is usually a focus, depending on what the school is training for at the time.
Our school runs a breakfast club program that provide breakfast to all students before school on Monday and Thursday mornings. This is held in the Art Room (near the assembly area). This is a great opportunity for your child to enjoy a hot milo, cereal and some yummy toast.
Rotary Community Citizen’s Award
This community service project is sponsored by Kerang Rotary Club and is offered to all Grade 6’s at Kerang Primary School. It allows students to develop their skills in a variety of areas. These include community service, physical education and social skills. These skills are extremely important to develop in our students so they grow into confident and well balanced young adults