Learning & Teaching
Our Literacy approach requires a well-planned sequence of lessons to be carried out in order to build up a foundation of skills and abilities that can be used throughout their schooling years. The day starts off with a Morning Routine where various scientific, mathematical, grammatical and oral language skills are taught. Synthetic Phonics is an approach used to teach children the basic skills in reading and writing. Reading lessons cover 10 comprehension keys allowing students to use these and apply them to any texts read. Writing lessons explain the style of writing and the structure that is involved in forming quality texts.
All other curriculum areas, including Mathematics, use a hands-on approach and are based around inquiry into our world.
Christian Studies lessons are taught each week, whilst daily Devotions are an important part of our day, allowing students to connect and reflect with our Creator. Specialist subjects are provided in the areas of Physical Education, LOTE, and the Arts.
Extra-curricular activities are provided in many areas including:
• School Sport SA events
• Pedal prix
• Leadership excursions
• Rest home visits
• A yearly concert
Participation in community events, such as:
• Community Carols by Candlelight
• Loxton Mardi Gras
• Grape Stomp
• Loxon Show Art Display