Classroom teachers oversee the teaching and learning programmes for the core learning areas of the curriculum. Specialist subject area teachers are employed in specific areas across learning domains including Physical Education, Library Research and Computing, Music, Choir, Italian, Indonesian, Cultural LOTE, Art, Dance and Drama.
Our programmes, assessment and reporting are all firmly grounded in the Curriculum Framework, the current mandated document for Western Australian schools. As Australia moves towards the development and implementation of a national curriculum, so our curriculum is also moving towards the development of teaching and learning programmes to meet such criteria. Our staff use a three phase teaching approach to planning curriculum. A phase of learning may cross over a school term and will often encompass a focus embedded in Science, Technology, History or Societal and Environmental issues.
Throughout the primary stages of schooling, teachers and students work together to compile and demonstrate examples of student work and the developmental achievements of a child at a particular year level. This may take the form of a portfolio or work sample book or provide opportunities for parents to attend Learning Journeys that showcase student work throughout various settings within the classroom and school community. These combined opportunities build up a complete snapshot of a child’s development over a year. Parents are welcome at any stage of the school year to reflect on their child’s learning with classroom or specialist area teacher. Formal written reports are provided twice yearly, with opportunities for parents to discuss student progress and reports at scheduled Parent Interview Nights. Many informal occasions also provide parents with examples of student achievement, including the annual Art Exhibition, Dance and Drama Performance Nights, Library Open Week, classroom expo’s and a Creative Arts Performance Week where parents can participate in or observe their child during a normal school lesson in areas of dance, drama, music or Rock & Water. These valuable observations provide an insight into a child’s learning that cannot be easily captured in a written format.
In the primary phase of learning, we are fortunate to have the skills and expertise of dance and drama specialists. All students from Pre-Primary to Year 6 have the opportunity to participate in specialised drama and dance lessons for one phase each per year. Not only do students learn valuable technical skills in these learning areas, they are able to put these skills to good use by auditioning for roles in a variety of school productions including Pantomimes, Musicals, Junior Rock Eisteddfod, the Wakakirri Story Dance Festival, Christmas Nativity Play and the end of year Primary Presentation Evening.
Many facilities in the school are shared by primary, middle and senior secondary students and staff. The primary students increase their participation in whole school functions as they play their part in Commissioning services, Founders’ Day, school productions, sporting events, special events, assemblies and services.
A before and after school and vacation care programme operates at both the Beechboro and Mirrabooka campuses for Pre-primary to Year 7 students attending the school. Further information regarding these programmes can be obtained from Administration at both campuses at any time through the school year.
John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School is a place of working together, of community, where collaboration between teachers, students and parents is vitally important. We value families who participate in the JSR community and help us build a culture of trust and understanding. We embrace the variety of people that we come across every day and respect the views, values and traditions of others. We are very fortunate that our school offers many chances to understand a wide diversity of cultures and brings together
John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School is a school of The Anglican Schools Commission with a mission to build a Christian community of learners, to provide a quality educational experience, and to nurture the whole person in the three dimensions of mind, body and spirit.