Our Approach

Our Commitment to the Learner

Our Strategic Plan’s goal of achieving quality learning by further developing the Thinking Curriculum is being achieved with the implementation of SOLO Taxonomy and inquiry based learning across the school. The school has taken time to develop staff knowledge of best practice by using a SOLO Taxonomy and inquiry approach underpinned by Bloom’s Taxonomy to assist all students in effective learning, leading to the discovery of new understandings, constructing explanations and drawing conclusions. The Inquiry curriculum integrates all subjects of the new Victorian Curriculum learning standards curriculum focusing on improved student achievement results throughout the Strategic Plan period.

Maramba Primary School is committed to consultation processes, shared decision making and to the provision of a learning environment that utilises contemporary teaching strategies with ongoing assessment and reporting of each child’s progress. The School Improvement Team Leaders and the school staff are committed and empowered to meet the educational, technological, resourcing and social challenges it faces in the future with confidence.

Students are exposed to a school environment where respect, responsibility, relationships and resilience are promoted and risk taking encouraged as the children develop confidence in their own abilities to become positive contributors to our school and lifelong learners. Our aim is to develop in students the qualities and skills that will enable them to adapt to change. The very foundation of the school’s values.

Setting Our Expectations High

We have high expectations of our students, our teachers and our community.

  • As a school community, we acknowledge the importance of nurturing and developing the whole child and not only the academics. Human Literacy is the foundation of our pedagogy and approach to effective teaching and learning. We provide our students with ongoing and rich Human Literacy learning opportunities, based on solid research, which assists them greatly to understand themselves, their ability to relate to their world, and how they can make positive changes and choices that will help them lead healthier and more successful lives. By doing this, we ensure the student is ready to engage in the learning.
  • Classroom teachers and Educational Support Aides work as a Professional Learning Community underpinned by smaller Professional Learning Teams. They collect data from student work and analyse it to identify gaps in student knowledge and skills.
  • Each team uses this evidence to continually refine its teaching methods and develop consistent high impact strategies to lift student achievement. The community and each team regularly evaluates its work to make sure the strategies and provisions implemented are having an impact on student growth and learning.
  • Equipping our students with excellent literacy and numeracy skills is one of our core foci. Our staff work closely with the Student Support Service speech and language specialist to provide them with extra expertise and help. Numeracy is supported by our Assistant Principal, a former network Numeracy coach, and edumazing consultant Georgina Pazzi.
  • Progress of student growth and learning is rigorously measured by teachers through a variety of assessments. These include national and state mandated assessments such as NAPLAN, individual and classroom assessments, whole school standardised assessment tasks, student performances, portfolios and exhibitions.
  • If students have a developmental problem and need additional support, we provide support and advice to the family around health professionals or specialists, student welfare or family specialists that are available.
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