In primary school, we are fortunate to have the skills and expertise of dance and drama specialists. All students from Pre-Primary to Year 6 can 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, but they are also then able to put these skills to good use by auditioning for roles in a variety of school productions including Pantomimes, Musicals, talent shows, the Christmas Nativity Play and the end of year Primary Awards Ceremony.
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 and other special events, school productions, sporting events, assemblies and chapel services.
John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School is a place of working together as a community, where collaboration between teachers, students and parents is vitally important. The School values families who participate in the life of the School 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 and share in a vibrant diversity of cultures.
Classroom teachers oversee the teaching and learning programmes for the core learning areas of the curriculum comprising English, Mathematics, History, Geography, Science, Religion and Values Education and Health. Specialist subject area teachers are employed in specific areas across learning domains including Physical Education, Library Research and Computing, Indonesian, Mandarin, Music, Art, Dance and Drama.
Our programmes, assessment and reporting are based on the Australian Curriculum and School Curriculum and Standards Authority of Western Australia documentation, as the current mandated documents at a National and State level. Staff use a three-phase teaching approach in planning curriculum over a trimester. Therefore, a phase of learning may cross over a school term and will often encompass a focus embedded in inquiry learning through the streams of Science, History and Geography.