About Whyalla Stuart Campus R-7
Play is the Way is incorporated across the school with students participating in daily games and learn about key concepts of social and emotional literacy. Our school Behaviour Education Plan is based on these key concepts.
Literacy development is supported through targeted literacy groups involving all students, Levelled Literacy Intervention, Reading Eggs, Reading Express and Spelling Mastery. The Mathletics programme, Mathseeds and Quicksmart are used to supplement the maths curriculum and to assist with the provision of differentiated learning to all students. Currently Japanese, Science and PE are provided as NIT subjects. School Services Officer (SSO) support is provided in every classroom, to assist students with disabilities and to support literacy and numeracy programmes.
To engage and encourage learning across the curriculum, we provide Smartboards, computers and digital cameras in every classroom. In addition we have a well equipped computer room, which is accessed by all classes. School subscriptions to on-line mathematics and English programmes allows students to access their accounts at home. The ‘Construction Site’ is a large teaching space used for science, design and technology and other hands-on activities.
Being a small school we ensure students have opportunities to compete in Whyalla interschool sporting events and choir performances and are represented in the schools’ section of the Whyalla Show. Swimming instruction and coaching clinics in various sports, are attended throughout the year as well as participation in visiting performances.
Lunchtime soccer is very popular with students R-7. The Play Pen is an inside space where students can participate in art and craft activities and play games at lunch times.
We encourage parents and community members to be actively involved in our school. We plan and celebrate special days with breakfasts, BBQ’s and open times. We hold regular assemblies and our Sports Day and End of Year Concert are particular highlights in our calendar.
We have recently started upgrading our school grounds and are currently planning a significant visual arts mural. We are consulting with our parents, caregivers and community members and our aim is to complete this artwork together by Term 4 this year.