In the Middle Years at Quarry Hill Primary School we focus on extending and consolidating the skills learned in the junior years. We promote independence, responsibility, organisation and resilience in students’ learning.
Our Literacy curriculum further develops students’ comprehension skills by choosing appropriate readers of their reading ability and interest level. We support students learning by providing explicit teaching with a balance of independent and co-operative working time in writing.
In numeracy students are provided with opportunities to be hands on, investigate, work independently and in small groups to further understand their mathematical knowledge. We explore all topics including Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry and Statistics and Probability.
Inquiry and Science provides middle years students with exploration of a range of topics, which is also integrated through our literacy and numeracy learnings.
Wellbeing is an integral part of students’ learning. Students are involved in Circle Time regularly, which provides opportunities for students to share experiences and develop their social and emotional learning.The program Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships is an integral part of our curriculum and morning greeting.
Grade 3 & 4 students have the option to participate in the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program at school. We also have school netbooks located between each classroom for students to share. This supports the development of ICT skills and the Digital Technologies curriculum.
In Grade 3/4, students have the opportunity to participate in our camp program. This consists of a three day camp, alternating between Pioneer Settlement in Swan Hill which explores life in the early days of Australia and Camp Curumbene in Corop that includes a range of adventure and team building activities.
Extra-curricular activities in the middle years also include choir, recorder club, music lessons, outdoor classroom, coding, bushland, dance club and garden club. Students also have the opportunity to run for Junior School Council.