TEACHING & LEARNING

Narromine Christian School follows the NESA curriculum with a Christian focus. As the Australian Curriculum has been introduced we have been implementing these changes in our classrooms. Pupils with varying levels of ability and learning differentiations are catered for in each classroom the four stages of primary school are: 
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The Key Learning Areas (KLA’s) are: 
Biblical Studies (known as Encounter) engages the students to have a connection with God. Through studying the Word, students learn about God’s unconditional love, and about Jesus’ life and teachings as well as the Plan of Salvation. Students also participate in worship and Chapel. Year 5 & 6 students have the opportunity to participate in extra Bible studies with our school Chaplain if desired. 
English includes Reading, Writing, Talking and Listening, as well as Language Structures, Punctuation, Spelling and Grammar. Students learn to read for information and for pleasure. An important focus in our English curriculum for K-2 is the explicit and systematic teaching of synthetic phonics. 
Mathematics includes working confidently with numbers, shapes and measurement and includes measuring time and calculating with money, as well as geometry, algebra and working with data and graphs. 
Science and Technology develops students’ skills in thinking, investigating and problem solving. It builds on the curiosity children have about their natural and built environments and also moves them into the world of digital technologies.
HSIE covers areas such as History and Geography. Students gain an understanding of their nation and its place in the world and learn effective ways of improving the quality of their society and environment. 
Creative Arts includes such areas as Visual Arts, Music, Drama and Dance. Students are given opportunities to explore their creativity in each of these areas while also learning to appreciate and value what each art form offers. 
PDHPE (Personal Development, Health and Physical Education) includes the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes towards a healthy, active and fulfilling life. Students learn how their bodies change and the importance of good food and regular exercise. Students also learn skills to play individual and team sports as well as the value of sportsmanship and teamwork. 
Literacy and numeracy testing are conducted 3 times a year to assess student learning and areas of need. We believe our class instruction practices are designed to improve student learning but where required students receive additional support in small groups both in and out of the classroom. All interventions used are research based and known to be the best on the market. 
Formal communications regarding a student’s growth comes in the form of initial (first term), mid and end of year reports and parent-teacher interviews (terms 1 and 2). Teachers also keep in contact with parents and carers, at other times throughout the year, in regards to their child’s progress and development.

Nurture for today. Learning for tomorrow. Character for eternity.