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Teaching Philosophy

Rowville Primary School prepares students to be intelligent, creative, innovative and compassionate citizens of the future. Our students are the future leaders of our community.

Our teachers focus on the learner- their interests, their point of learning need and their strengths. All decisions about teaching flow from this focus point. They ask: What is it we want our students to know? How will we know if our students are learning? How will we respond when students do not learn? How will we enrich and extend the learning for students who are proficient? (Du Four)

Our teachers observe, listen and research side by side with our students. The success criteria for every lesson are explicit. The learning intention of the lesson and the success criteria is what guides the teacher talk during the lesson. Our teachers use: elaborating, reflective, probing and clarifying questions routinely in all lessons. Students are encouraged to wonder and pose questions. There are opportunities during the lesson for critical and reflective thinking.
Excellence in learning requires strong home-school partnerships. We provide clear and continuous communication and encourage parent participation in the learning process.

 

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