Children (from year 1 through to year 6) participate in one hour of Science instruction with a specialist teacher each week. The aim of this is to increase children’s interest in learning Science with a hands on inquiry based approach and to improve their Science knowledge and understanding. We have developed programs that link into the National Curriculum and cover the four main areas of Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth & Space. The students are experiencing Science through a wide range of experiments and investigations that relate Science to their everyday lives. The instruction builds on the knowledge they have obtained in previous years. We have also set up a series of reticulated garden beds for growing vegetables outside the Science room that are used by classes from across the school.
The Science specialist has been working with a group of Primary School Science Specialists on the development of common assessment tasks. They are also developing a tracker to show student progress from one year to the next.
South Thornlie PS prides itself on its inclusive Physical Education program, a program that also adapts and caters for an ever-changing school context.
We are currently working on integrating technology into all curriculum areas throughout the school.
The Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum addresses the four key learning areas: History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship and Economics and Business.
Italian is the language taught at South Thornlie Primary School and is a language rich in Arts and Culture and an exciting addition to our curriculum.