Primary Years students remain in their Home Group class for all core subjects. Primary Years students’ classes are “straight” year levels. Students who are entitled to extra support receive that in class.
Primary Years students experience opportunities to work in groups and construct knowledge together, developing skills such as problem-solving, communication, collaboration and creativity.
Every Primary Years student is supplied with a personal digital device.
The school day is divided into three 100 minute lessons which equate to fifteen lessons per week.
During each week students will participate in:
- five lessons (500 minutes) of Mathematics taught by their class teacher allowing curriculum integration as well as explicit teaching and practice of skills.
- five lessons (500 minutes) of English taught by their class teacher allowing curriculum integration as well as explicit teaching and practice of skills.
- three lessons (300 minutes) of Project-Based Learning, integrating Science, History and Design & Technology, allowing curriculum integration as well as explicit teaching and practice of skills.
- one lesson (100 minutes) of Physical Education / Health with explicit teaching and practice of skills.
- one lesson (100 minutes) of The Arts with explicit teaching and practice of skills.
Pastoral care for our Primary Years students is provided by their classroom teacher, with additional specialised support from our Primary Years Leadership team.
Our students are challenged to extend their range of personal skills with a particular focus on independence, responsibility, self-discipline, self-respect, and consideration for others.
Students are encouraged to become involved in the full range of classroom activities and to work cooperatively towards common objectives. To support this there is a significant program of assemblies, award presentations, and MOC+ activities – our extra curricular program of clubs, sport, and Children’s University activities.
In line with Department of Education and Child Care (DECD) policy, MOC is moving from the existing South Australian Curriculum Standards and Accountability framework (SACSA) to The Australian Curriculum framework (AC). We will indicate which frameworks we are using in our documentation during the transition period.
Assessment and Reporting
Student learning will be assessed using the SASCSA or AC framework as appropriate.
Our student reports meet the requirements of the State Government’s plain-language student reports for South Australian public schools.
This means that our reports:
• are provided in writing twice a year.
• use plain English that is easy to understand
• include A-E achievement levels for student learning
• provide a professional assessment of each student’s progress and achievement.
Twice a year there are Exhibitions of Learning where our Primary Years students showcase their learning to their families- with a focus on their project-based learning.
Primary Years Contacts
Ms Amanda Michalanney Head of School – Primary Years
Ms Casey Rendell Student Well-Being Leader