Throughout our school students are offered the opportunity to learn about and demonstrate leadership. In the early years children are encouraged to become independent and to take responsibility for themselves and others. Leadership roles are varied and may include the likes of being classroom monitors, messengers and line leaders.
Graduating students are given the chance to take on more comprehensive school leadership roles during their final year at Pioneer Village School. Students nominate themselves for a wide range of leadership positions such as School Captain, Student Councillor on the Student Council. These roles provide students with valuable life skills including public speaking, organisation of school events and functions, organisation of fundraising and charity events in addition to mentoring and being a role model for younger students.
Our Kindergarten program provides an exciting opportunity for children to begin their learning journey in a unique, vibrant play-based setting.
Learning programs focus on the principles and practices of the Early Years Learning Framework, providing an exemplary foundation on which to build children’s knowledge and understanding.
There is a strong focus on the social emotional development of each child and learning programs that incorporate elements that foster inclusivity and are differentiated to suit the needs of individual children.
We recognise it is essential to build a child’s understanding of self, their environment and to recognise their place in the world around them.Through play-based learning experiences children are exposed to early literacy and numeracy concepts, providing a scaffold to prepare them for more formalised learning. All children are encouraged to build positive relationships with their peers and staff members in a safe, nurturing environment.
Most importantly, learning for children needs to be fun.
Pioneer Village School Early Years classes are innovative, energising and exciting places to be. We are privileged to work in partnership with families to inspire and motivate children.
Our Early Years team of educators are committed to providing a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment in which to learn. They create rich and varied learning programs to provide a balanced curriculum using a combination of traditional and modern teaching approaches supported by the use of technology.
We understand that children demonstrate a variety of learning styles and develop at different rates. In recognition of this, teachers differentiate learning programs to ensure student engagement. Children’s learning is ongoing and each child will progress towards an achievement in different and yet equally meaningful ways.
Our values identify the need for inclusion, trust, mutual respect and diversity and promote the strengthening of relationships between school and home. Our aim is for children to have a strong sense of identity and belonging, encouraging them to connect and contribute to the world.
This enables them to make a positive impact and become effective communicators, as the children of today are the voices of the future.
Students in our middle school experience a structured learning environment which not only consolidates skills learnt in their early years but nurtures students to become independent learners. Progression through the upper grades sees emphasis placed on preparedness for high school by goal setting and encouraging students to become self-disciplined and take ownership of their own learning. To support such development we provide a variety of leadership opportunities.
Our teaching staff recognise that children’s abilities and learning styles vary and therefore differentiate learning programs to provide engaging activities that consolidate, encourage and enrich each child’s understanding.
The learning experience at Pioneer Village School is consistent across all classes as teachers within the same year group plan collaboratively. Student learning is further enhanced as each upper school teacher teaches a core curriculum subject, according to their strengths and interests, to each class thus mirroring the high school experience.
Progress is carefully monitored using a variety of assessment techniques and parents are informed regularly of their child’s progress. ICT is integrated across all curriculum areas to strengthen delivery of the Australian National Curriculum. This is facilitated by the provision of Notebooks and iPads in classrooms.
During the primary school years children start discovering their passions in life. By being exposed to as many opportunities and experiences, students have the chance to develop skills and interests that will help prepare them for whatever the future may hold.
To assist classroom teachers in delivering a wide and varied learning experience for all students Pioneer Village School employs specialist teachers in the areas of Arts, Sports and LOTE.
Children’s interests are met by a number of extra-curricular activities. During these programs children are presented with a variety of opportunities to explore their interests and extend their skills.