our curriculum

Our School Strategic Priorities are Literacy and Numeracy.

The school offers sequential programmes in English, Mathematics, Science, Technology, Health and Physical Education, The Arts and the Humanities with an emphasis on themes across the curriculum. Learning outcomes for all students are carefully monitored, recorded and reported to parents.

Our School Strategic Priorities are Literacy and Numeracy and support programs in Literacy & Numeracy Intervention and Language Support are available.

A broad and balanced educational program is provided at Heyfield Primary School based on the Victorian Essential Learnings Standards (VELS) introduced in 2006 which is now called AusVELS.

AusVELS is based on the VELS triple-helix structure of three interconnected areas of learning called strands. See table below:

STRAND DESCRIPTION
Physical, Personal and Social Learning
Students learn about themselves and their place in society. They learn how to stay healthy and active. Students develop skills in building social relationships and working with others. They take responsibility for their learning, and learn about their rights and responsibilities as global citizens.
Discipline Based Learning
Students learn the knowledge, skills and behaviours in the arts, English, humanities, mathematics, science and other languages.
Interdisciplinary Learning
Students explore different ways of thinking, solving problems and communicating. They learn to use a range of technologies to plan, analyse, evaluate and present their work. Students learn about creativity, design principles and processes.

 

More information about the AusVELS structure can be obtained by clicking here.

 

 

Information Technology

Heyfield Primary School has a a modern network of computers. We also have stand alone devices such as Ipads, Net and Notebooks and interactive whiteboards in each classroom.

Specialist Facilities

We have a well resouced library, a specialist room for art and a multi-purpose hall used for a range of activities.

education support services

We have access to specialists in the following areas.

  • Child Psychologists

  • Speech Pathologists

  • Visiting Teacher Services (Hearing & Vision)

  • Curriculum consultants