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Literacy and Numeracy

Instruction is undertaken by the classroom teacher. In the Years P-1, 2-3 and 4-6 classrooms, instruction is undertaken within the structure of a multi-age philosophy. All students have opportunities to participate in flexible groupings that incorporate ability groupings and mixed age groupings with the emphasis on maintaining and improving high literacy and numeracy outcomes.

 

 

Science

Our specialist science teacher visits the school once a week to provide an engaging and investigative approach to Science across all the classes.

 

Languages Other Than English (LOTE)

Our visiting LOTE teacher delivers Japanese to all students from Prep to Year 6. A school intranet site facilitates their learning, with opportunities for students to engage in practice games and activities throughout the school week. Regular opportunities for children to demonstrate their learning through song are incorporated into school events.

 

Visual Art and Performing Arts

The school offers a Speech and Drama program run by a specialist teacher. Artist in residence programs are run in collaboration with the Pullenvale Environmental Education Centre and visiting specialists. Students have participated in drawing, clay, painting, drama, dance and music workshops.

 

Music

The school enjoys a vibrant and well-supported music focus. Our visiting music specialist offers music lessons to all students from Prep to Year 6.

 

Instrumental Music

Upper Brookfield State School has the additional input of an instrumental music teacher. Students have the opportunity to learn a strings instrument (violin or cello) beginning in Year 3. Opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning occur through participation in a strings ensemble. The strings ensemble performs in the same capacity as the regular music program with the additional opportunity for high achieving students to attend district music camps.

 

Physical Education

Our visiting Physical Education specialist runs a specially developed program catering to the needs of a multi-age setting focusing on; fitness and skills development and preparation for athletics events such as the Small Schools Athletics Carnival, cross country and the school swimming program.

 

Environmental Education

A multi-faceted approach to environmental and sustainability education is offered through close partnerships with groups such as Pullenvale Environmental Education Centre.​