Roxy Downs Area SchoolRoxy Downs Area School

Primary School Years 3-6

Curriculum

All curriculum areas are taught as integrated units of study. Learning is highly collaborative and contains a blend of structured and experimental tasks.

Support Programs

QuickSmart:

Roxby Downs Area School currently runs the QuickSmart numeracy intervention program developed by the University of New England.

QuickSmart was designed to enhance students' fluency in numeracy by improving their information retrieval times. Individually designed intervention programs are developed and implemented as part of QuickSmart in order to strengthen students' recall of number facts, and basic computation.

The QuickSmart program runs for thirty weeks. The program is intensive and participating students, selected according to school-based criteria, are withdrawn from their classes to attend the QuickSmart lessons.

Students work in pairs for three 30-minute lessons each week with the same instructor. Where possible, the pairings of students match individuals with similar learning obstacles in either reading or numeracy. An experienced teacher or teacher aide, who has been trained in the principles and structure of a QuickSmart lesson, delivers the program under the supervision of a trained teacher.

Some key components of the QuickSmart program are:

Celebrating Success

Year R-2 and 3-6 Assemblies are every 3 weeks where we celebrate our successes. All parents and caregivers are invited to attend. Check our School Newsletter and the News and Events page for dates and times.

Camps

All students have an opportunity to participate in a class camp on a bi-annual basis.

Extra Curricula Opportunities

Swimming Lessons

Student Leadership

School Camps

SAPSASA Sports

Choir

School Excursions

Sports Day and Swimming Carnival

Instrumental Lessons

End of Year Celebrations