Specialist Approaches

At Modbury School P-7 we offer a range of different programs and approaches that value and support the social, emotional and academic success of all students.

 

Languages

The experiences in this learning area provide opportunities for students to deepen their understanding and connections to other languages and cultures.

  •  Kaurna is offered in Reception and Year 1
  • Japanese is offered from Years 2 to 7

Learning is created in a way where students can integrate vocabulary they have learnt into different curriculum areas such as P.E. and Technologies. We hear our students of all ages are use languages to communicate daily greetings and requests incidentally throughout the day, allowing them to use conversational skills in context.

STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

At Modbury School P-7 our students are  leaders of innovation and change in the future. As such, children ask questions, investigate scenarios and solve problems using techniques that engage critical and creative thinking in a collaborative environment.

 

We create STEM learning opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom, with specialised teaching support and lunchtime activities.

 

Our School has received $1 million from the State Government that will up-grade and create exciting STEM learning for students.

We’re one of 139 schools across the state to benefit from this $250 million state government investment.

Our new facility, will challenge our students and prepare them for jobs in a wide range of industries in the future.

 

More information is available at www.decd.sa.gov.au/stemworks.

 

Neuroeducation

We seek to develop a specific set of skills known as Executive Functions. These skills enable students to:

 

  • Gain and maintain control of their own thoughts, actions and emotions
  • Create and change plans as needed to finish work on time
  • Help students manage small problems and cope with distractions
  • Use constructive language to connect with others
  • Show empathy, gratitude and kindness

 

It is expected that the development of these skillsets are embedded into students’ everyday lives. Parent and school partnerships play an important role in the development of these skills.

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Literacy and Numeracy Support R-7

We create targeted intervention and extension programs for students on an individual, small group and whole class basis. Specialist teachers create individual goals and differentiate learning, resulting in intellectual challenge that is developmentally appropriate for each child. This leads to improved educational outcomes and wellbeing for all students.

 

EALD - English as an Additional Language or Dialect

EALD students qualify for additional funding through DECD which is resourced through an EALD teacher. This is provided through a specialist teaching role with a focus on oral language, writing skills, grammar and punctuation. Students set themselves challenges based upon their individual needs.