DEVELOPING A LOVE OF LEARNING
Our K-6 children benefit from being under the care of dedicated Christian teachers
whose commitment to Christ and to teaching our students combine to bring an outstanding level of motivation, care and expertise.
The teachers use the school’s motivating
environment, best teaching practices and a wide variety of resources to help meet children’s educational needs in a well-planned and caring manner.
Recent Primary News
FOCUSED WHERE IT COUNTS
Literacy and Numeracy Action Plan
Our K-2 students and staff at NCS will continue to benefit from the funding we have received courtesy of the “Literacy and Numeracy Action Plan”.
Up-to-date evidence-based programs and strategies in the all-important areas of numeracy and literacy are the most important parts of a typical school day here at NCS. All of our K-2 students receive excellent learning opportunities in the relevant and intensive blocks of literacy and numeracy. We have been able to develop and extend this teaching and learning in the older primary classes as well.
Throughout this year our teachers will receive further professional development. This is a critical aspect of the sustainability of the Action Plan into the future years. The “Plan”, and the related funding, commenced in 2013 and will cease at the end of this year. We continue to be thankful to the New South Wales State Government for funding this program.
Reading is taught using evidence-based programs. Regular literacy blocks in each classroom are a vital part of the day. Our teaching staff receive ongoing professional development to ensure best practice in the classroom. Our K-4 students follow a guided reading program that produces excellent results.
There is a regular home reading program with graded books as well as an emphasis on reading for pleasure. Children are regularly assessed. All children in Years 3 and 5 are assessed according to the NAPLAN assessment.
The teachers understand the importance of sound numeracy skills and work hard at encouraging the students to develop these to the best of their ability.
A daily numeracy block is the basis for a rich and engaging program. Ongoing assessment is the key to progress. Our staff use this information to ensure that all students are having their needs met. All students in Years 3 and 5 undertake the NAPLAN assessment for numeracy.