Approaches to Learning at Deloraine Primary School
At Deloraine Primary we have focused on placing our values ‘Growth, Respect, Courage and Aspiration’ at the centre of how we develop our young learners
We have a school-wide acknowledgment system to recognise students enacting the values Teachers make understanding of these values visible to our learners by issuing Value Cards when students demonstrate our values in their learning and through their actions. We now celebrate our ‘values champions’ at the end of each term. Students receive a value certificate and are acknowledged for the term on a ‘wall of fame’ with their photo showcased as a champion in our school.
Students reflect on their learning throughout the year through the values of
- Growth – What are the two ways I have improved?
- Aspiration – What I would like to achieve?
For more information please visit Department of Education Values – The Department of Education Tasmania
We know that focusing on the how and why of learning (not simply the what) helps our students to become mindful effective learners. When we engage students in how they learn we are developing skills and dispositions that act as important assets to them as learners. We use the term assets to describe the broad skill set which includes thinking, collaborating, self-managing, researching and communicating and contributing.
We have a whole school approach to empower students to learn about what assets attribute to developing learner behaviour and to become self–directed learners
We empower our students to be self-directed learners by explicitly teaching the assets they can use to be lifelong learners. From early years our students are developing as self-managers communicators, collaborators, thinkers, researchers, and contributors to their learning, the learning of others, and our community.
We have an inquiry-based approach to how students are learning. This active learning process provides opportunity for students to explore provocations, ask questions, identify and research issues to solve problems, develop knowledge and find solutions. Inquiry-based learning at DPS explores a range of concepts through rich experiences and investigations. In small group structures and discussion students learn by doing.
PrepA – Barnes Coull have set up an Inquiry Corner
in their classroom all about Entomology
We have a whole school approach for the explicit teaching of literacy and numeracy. Teaching and learning programs across our school include
high-impact strategies for improving student outcomes. These include connecting students to the learning, through learning intentions and success criteria, feedback and the use of cooperative strategies.
Latest School News
Classes across the school have been celebrating the Olympics in their learning, art, and physical...