Teaching and Learning at Redeemer is delivered within the framework of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IB PYP) and using the content of the Australian Curriculum.
Classroom teachers take responsibility for teaching English, Mathematics, HASS (Humanities & Social Sciences, incorporating History, Geography and Civics & Citizenship), Science and Health.
We are also blessed at Redeemer to have an outstanding group of expert specialist teachers leading the teaching in a number of other learning areas to supplement our general classroom programs. (See the Specialist Teachers section below for full details.)
All of our staff complete globally recognised training to ensure that your child engages in learning experiences that use research-based best-practice strategies to optimise learning.
While we teach using the framework of the IB PYP, our students’ learning is aligned with the content of the Australian Curriculum.
We are however very aware of the wide range of knowledge and skills our students already have and we tailor our teaching for individuals to ensure that all students are learning and growing in their knowledge, skills and understanding, even if this is beyond the standards set out in the Australian Curriculum.
If you would like to know more about the Australian Curriculum, please visit www.australiancurriculum.edu.au or contact us and we would be more than happy to discuss it with you further.
Classroom and specialist teachers assess students’ learning regularly and in a variety of ways against the Australian Curriculum Achievement Standards. Assessment may include observation, discussion, testing and reviewing work samples.
Parents are informed of their child’s progress incidentally throughout the year and formally each semester through students’ Learning Portfolios and Reports. Additionally, Parent/Teacher Interviews are held at the end of Term One and upon request at other times.
Redeemer’s specialist programs have been developed to cater for 21st Century learners, equipping them with the skills needed to succeed in a rapidly changing world.
We have specialist teachers in the areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics), Performing Arts (incorporating Dance, Drama and Music), Digital Technology, Japanese and Physical Education (PE).
Our specialist teachers oversee these learning areas and a number of associated co-curricular experiences within and beyond the school.
You can read more about these exciting and challenging programs below.