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1 Reception Parent Information Session Catherine McAuley School

2 Our learning Areas 5 learning areas- Mercy, Mitchell, Howe, Redden and Mullins Buildings 5 learning areas- Mercy, Mitchell, Howe, Redden and Mullins Buildings Our Evangelista Learning Centre was completed in August 2008 and opened in 2009 Our Evangelista Learning Centre was completed in August 2008 and opened in new classrooms, with a shared area, teacher preparation area, toilets and kitchenette. 8 new classrooms, with a shared area, teacher preparation area, toilets and kitchenette. It is where we gather for Monday morning whole school prayer, Friday Liturgies and Assembly. Parents are encouraged to join us for these occasions. It is where we gather for Monday morning whole school prayer, Friday Liturgies and Assembly. Parents are encouraged to join us for these occasions. Currently we are building a Multi-purpose hall which will incorporate Out of Hours School Care Currently we are building a Multi-purpose hall which will incorporate Out of Hours School Care

3 Program Overview Our school follows a curriculum framework named SACSA and the National Australian Curriculum. Our school follows a curriculum framework named SACSA and the National Australian Curriculum. SACSA covers all areas: English, Mathematics, Science, Society and Environment, LOTE (Italian), Design and Technology, Health and Physical Education & the Arts SACSA covers all areas: English, Mathematics, Science, Society and Environment, LOTE (Italian), Design and Technology, Health and Physical Education & the Arts As a Catholic school we teach a 9 th curriculum area: Religious Education (Catholic Tradition) As a Catholic school we teach a 9 th curriculum area: Religious Education (Catholic Tradition)

4 Religious Education Catholic teaching based on the Crossways framework Catholic teaching based on the Crossways framework Has 12 Topics such as Prayer, God, Jesus, Holy Spirit etc as well as Church seasons such as Lent, Easter, Advent, Christmas Has 12 Topics such as Prayer, God, Jesus, Holy Spirit etc as well as Church seasons such as Lent, Easter, Advent, Christmas Made in the Image of God / Human Sexuality Program: Made in the Image of God / Human Sexuality Program: 4 Topics – Being Human, Being Sexual, Being Moral, Being Connected. This is integrated through the whole curriculum as well as through Religious Education, Health and PE

5 Special Programs Numeracy Program Numeracy Program Mentoring Program Mentoring Program Gifted and Talented (HOTS) Gifted and Talented (HOTS) Reading Recovery Reading Recovery Reading Rocketeers, Rainbow Reading, Reading Rocketeers, Rainbow Reading, Bridges in Literacy Bridges in Literacy Adaptive Education: ESO Curriculum support in class Adaptive Education: ESO Curriculum support in class Moon walkers (Coordination Program) Moon walkers (Coordination Program) Fine and Gross Motor room Fine and Gross Motor room Play room Play room Student Leadership: SRC, Prayer and Liturgy Committee Student Leadership: SRC, Prayer and Liturgy Committee Program Achieve Program Achieve Peer Mediation Peer Mediation Play group and Community Room activities Play group and Community Room activities

6 Play group & Community Room Playgroup is open every Thursday Playgroup is open every Thursday Variety of play and learning experiences are offered as well as regular excursions and events Variety of play and learning experiences are offered as well as regular excursions and events Community Room offers a variety of parenting programs and support. Community Room offers a variety of parenting programs and support. A regular Friday morning walking group wanders the streets to keep fit and enjoy the company of others. A regular Friday morning walking group wanders the streets to keep fit and enjoy the company of others. Flyers are available at the start of each term outlining up coming events as well as notices being placed on the board in the school foyer Flyers are available at the start of each term outlining up coming events as well as notices being placed on the board in the school foyer

7 Campus Campus buddies similar year levels Campus buddies similar year levels Campus assemblies once a term Campus assemblies once a term Shared playground areas and shared yard policy Shared playground areas and shared yard policy Shared facilities: Multi-Purpose Room, Art & Design Room, Resource Centre Shared facilities: Multi-Purpose Room, Art & Design Room, Resource Centre Campus Staff meetings Campus Staff meetings Campus Leadership Meetings Campus Leadership Meetings

8 Reception Experience Your child will complete 5 terms of Reception before entering in Year 1. Your child will complete 5 terms of Reception before entering in Year 1. Classes have approximately 25 students. Classes have approximately 25 students. Specialist lessons: LOTE, Physical Education and Expressive Arts. Specialist lessons: LOTE, Physical Education and Expressive Arts. ICT: Computer lab, interactive whiteboards, computer programs, digital cameras etc ICT: Computer lab, interactive whiteboards, computer programs, digital cameras etc Resource Based Learning with class teacher and Teacher Librarian. Resource Based Learning with class teacher and Teacher Librarian.

9 Parent Involvement Catherine McAuley Community Team Catherine McAuley Community Team Classroom: reading, swapping readers, small group activities, weekly cleaning Classroom: reading, swapping readers, small group activities, weekly cleaning LAP (Learning Assistance Program) LAP (Learning Assistance Program) Fundraising: soup making, blanket appeal Fundraising: soup making, blanket appeal Extra curricular sport Extra curricular sport Excursions Excursions

10 Out of Hours School Care Offering a safe, caring environment that encourages learning through play. Tanya Geister (Director) Tanya Geister (Director) Before school, After school and Vacation care Before school, After school and Vacation care

11 School Pack Information for Parents GET TO KNOW WHAT IS IN THE PACK: Uniform Policy Uniform Policy Stationery & Books Stationery & Books School Fees: Composite Fees, Building Levy, Tuition Fees School Fees: Composite Fees, Building Levy, Tuition Fees Medical forms Medical forms Permission forms Permission forms OSHC OSHC Etc. Etc.

12 Registered Volunteer Process Police check (Currently every 3 years) Police check (Currently every 3 years) Electronic Screening Electronic Screening Volunteer detail form (Annually) Volunteer detail form (Annually) OHS&W Pack to read, sign and return OHS&W Pack to read, sign and return Volunteer Information Session (Held each term) Volunteer Information Session (Held each term)

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