Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Australian Programming

After receiving feedback yesterday
I have decided to post about what we do for programming in my school, 
New South Wales, Australia.

Our school year begins in January and ends in December.
Term 1 – January 29 until April 12
Term 2 – April 30 until June 28
Term 3 – July 17 until September 20
Term 4 – October 8 until December 12
(Dates vary slightly each year)

Remember our Summer break is December & January!
That’s right…it’s heating up as I type.

Programming in Australia

Every Term
(although we do a yearly overview at the start of each year)

Before each term commences
every teacher programs activities for their class in every subject
using The New South Wales Board of studies outcomes. 
We begin to move to our New Australian Curriculum next Year.

These are our Key Learning Area’s (KLA’s)
Christian Education
Creative Arts
Human Society and its Environment
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education 
Science And Technology

Below is a screen shot of my program content page.


Below is a screen shot of the sub folders within one of the folders above.

photo 1

And next is my Term 1 timetable which was within #4 above.

photo 2

our programs for each subject area within the KLA’s.
The next three slides are the beginning of my Circus theme program
within the KLA, Human Society and its Environment.  Obviously its just a snippet not the whole program…didn't want to put you completely to sleep.
We set each program out in the same way at our school. We have a unit evaluation at the end of each unit too.  From this program we write our Day Book which I wrote about yesterday. 
Click here if you missed it.

photo 5

photo 4

photo 3

Please email me if you have any other questions about how we do things in Australia and I will happily share with you what happens at my school.

Happy Wednesday!
Mrs StoweSmile


Daples said...

We are revamping our program's for next year, we have received National Partnerships money for Literacy and Numeracy K-2, so are making some big changes. What PM level do you expect your Kinders to reach, as an average, by the end of the year?

Julie Stowe said...

We use PM Level 7 as the benchmark for Kindergarten. Although many students read beyond this.

Sandi said...

It's so interesting to see how different schools/countries do things.


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