White Hills Primary SchoolWhite Hills Primary School
Educating for the Future
Routines are Important!Routines are Important!
Music on the PA each morning to get organised.
Readers out and into the
Morning Activities. Term 1Morning Activities. Term 1
Games to play
Friends to talk to
Books to read
Dress ups .
Reading ProgramReading Program
We have a special reading day where we read to our teacher.
Teachers keep records of children’Teachers keep records of children’s reading,s reading,
to make sure they are progressing.to make sure they are progressing.
Matching children to textMatching children to text
is an essential part of our Reading Program.is an essential part of our Reading Program.
Shared ReadingShared Reading
Reading a ‘Big Book’
confidence to join in
and share reading
• Shared reading
opportunities to teach
Guided ReadingGuided Reading
Teachers select text
to match the reading
needs of each child or
group of children.
Don’t interrupt …
‘Guided Reading Session’
It is important to read
every morning and
Sometimes we read to a Mum.Sometimes we read to a Mum.
Sometimes we read to a Dad.Sometimes we read to a Dad.
We can even read to nanny!We can even read to nanny!
Writing ProgramWriting Program
Teachers work with
small groups of writers
and with individual
to write every
Modeled and Shared WritingModeled and Shared Writing
The teacher models
writing on the
whiteboard or IWB.
Children are then
Sharing the Pen or
develops confidence to
compose and write
Learning About PrintLearning About Print
and ‘t’ tiger
‘g’ Greasy chips
and ‘m’ mice at
We learn about letters and the sound they usually make.We learn about letters and the sound they usually make.
Speaking and ListeningSpeaking and Listening
Children are encouraged to share their experiencesChildren are encouraged to share their experiences
orally through Show and Tell.orally through Show and Tell.
Information TechnologyInformation Technology
Students use desktops
and Ipad’s for creation
They will be introduced to many
educational programs, websites
Support ProgramsSupport Programs
The Cubby Room is used
for children who may
benefit from extra
assistance or extension
with language, maths and
fine motor skills.
Small Groups – 6-8
focused on a skill.
Speech and LanguageSpeech and Language
extra assistance with
speech and language
activities by a trained
aide who is guided
by a speech therapist.
School Entry SurveySchool Entry Survey
At the start of each
school year, all children
are assessed in literacy
These results assist
teachers in developing
in response to their
Maths occurs every day.Maths occurs every day.
encouraged to look
for Maths in every
day, real life
Student of the WeekStudent of the Week
Children look forward
to their turn to be
‘Student of the Week’.
This program helps
children to get to know
and appreciate each
other, and to build self
Buddy ProgramBuddy Program
All preps are
assigned a Grade 5
buddy for their first
year at school.
They also help the
Preps in the
‘We love working
with our Buddies.’
Exploring with ConfidenceExploring with Confidence
• The Prep PlaygroundThe Prep Playground
• The Prep SandpitThe Prep Sandpit
As part of ourAs part of our ‘Sun Smart Policy‘Sun Smart Policy’’, hats are, hats are
compulsory for all outdoor activities fromcompulsory for all outdoor activities from
September through to May.September through to May.
Hats are available through our uniform shop.Hats are available through our uniform shop.
All the Preps eat their lunch together, underAll the Preps eat their lunch together, under
teacher supervision, in the Prep lunch area.teacher supervision, in the Prep lunch area.
In the classroom, we have ‘Brain Food’ time, such as fresh fruitIn the classroom, we have ‘Brain Food’ time, such as fresh fruit
and vegies. Preps keep water bottles in the classroom,and vegies. Preps keep water bottles in the classroom,
so they can get a drink whenever they want.so they can get a drink whenever they want.
CanCan’t find someone to play with?’t find someone to play with?
Come to theCome to the
‘Buddy Bench’‘Buddy Bench’
Integrated StudiesIntegrated Studies
We learn to look after ourselves and
We make our class rulesWe make our class rules
and learn the schooland learn the school
• We learn about ourWe learn about our
community andcommunity and
other cultures.other cultures.
ArtArt Room - Mrs White and Mrs WatchmanRoom - Mrs White and Mrs Watchman
are the art specialistsare the art specialists
Languages Other Than English (LOTE)Languages Other Than English (LOTE)
Children in Grades 1-6 learnChildren in Grades 1-6 learn MandarinMandarin..
WeeklyWeekly MusicMusic SessionsSessions
We love going to our music lessons with Mr. MarshWe love going to our music lessons with Mr. Marsh
Every 2Every 2ndnd
year we hold a whole school productionyear we hold a whole school production
We haveWe have Phys EdPhys Ed specialists, huge sports shedspecialists, huge sports shed
and undercover play areas, so we have PE alland undercover play areas, so we have PE all
year round!year round!
Our Perceptual Motor
children’s fine and gross
program is conducted by
the PE specialists.
Swimming –Swimming – Curriculum ExpectationCurriculum Expectation
• We have swimmingWe have swimming
lessons at thelessons at the
Eaglehawk heated pool.Eaglehawk heated pool.
We have 4 gym
sessions at Jets Gym
in Golden Square.
Let’s Get Moving Dance Program with Alli WattsLet’s Get Moving Dance Program with Alli Watts
We learn how to move in our special dance classes
held every second year. Alternates with school
Students use the school libraryStudents use the school library
weekly with their class teacher.weekly with their class teacher.
Performances and IncursionsPerformances and Incursions
support classroom programssupport classroom programs
Visiting speakersVisiting speakers
The Prep TeaThe Prep Tea
Fun and games at the PrepFun and games at the Prep
tea. This is an introduction totea. This is an introduction to
our P-6 camping program.our P-6 camping program.
Special Celebration Days are integratedSpecial Celebration Days are integrated
with our classroom programs.with our classroom programs.
Pp is for Pirate.
Wacky Wednesday.Grandparents Day
Multi-Aged DaysMulti-Aged Days
• These special daysThese special days
involve the wholeinvolve the whole
school, have aschool, have a
‘theme’ and‘theme’ and
develop a sense ofdevelop a sense of
School CrossingsSchool Crossings
• Bendigo Council fundedBendigo Council funded
school crossing at theschool crossing at the
front of the school.front of the school.
• Teachers on gate duty atTeachers on gate duty at
the back of the school tothe back of the school to
ensure the day ends asensure the day ends as
safely and happily as itsafely and happily as it
Before and After School CareBefore and After School Care
• Operates every day before school fromOperates every day before school from
7.00-8.35am and after school until7.00-8.35am and after school until
6pm.Preps are cared for until 8:50 in the6pm.Preps are cared for until 8:50 in the
yard and then taken to their classroom. Ityard and then taken to their classroom. It
is available to all studentsis available to all students..
Children are able to
order lunches on
The canteen is open
every lunchtime for
Sometimes we have
special lunch days.
The Uniform ShopThe Uniform Shop
Summer and Winter
uniforms are available
from the uniform shop.
Uniform can be
ordered on QKR
Our school is like one big caring family.Our school is like one big caring family.
Everyone is involved and valued,Everyone is involved and valued,
and events are shared and celebrated.and events are shared and celebrated.