At Fulham Gardens Primary School we provide teaching and learning aligned to the Australian Curriculum. Class and specialist programs draw from the following areas of study:
- The Arts (Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Visual Arts and Music);
- Health and Physical Education,
- Languages (Japanese)
- Science and Design and Technology.
Teachers at this school focus on integrated studies to assist children in their learning across curriculum areas. Special features of the school’s curriculum delivery include:
LITERACY AND NUMERACY
Students at Fulham Gardens participate in Literacy and Numeracy programs each day. This is intensive learning time for all students. Although this is not the only time students take part in literacy and numeracy, all curriculum areas have aspects of literacy and numeracy integrated into their programs.
Students are exposed to a variety of reading schemes and writing styles. This is often dependent on the year level of the child and their level of competence.
In the development of numeracy there is an emphasis on essential skills in number, measurement, space and chance and data. Teachers provide a variety of problem solving tasks, hands on activities and text book practice.
TECHNOLOGY AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES
The use of Interactive Whiteboards, computers, iPads and internet access is incorporated into the curriculum. Computers are located in all classrooms for presenting work and communicating and accessing information.
Students use word processing, multimedia and databases during their normal lessons. A suite of computers is located in the resource centre for classes to conduct group research and explicit teaching of computer literacy.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION (P.E.)
P.E. skills are taught as a specialist subject weekly and class teachers through fitness activities across the week. The school has a large resurfaced netball and basketball courts and substantial grassed areas for football, cricket and soccer.
In addition to skills developed through P.E, children have the opportunity to participate in a variety of sporting activities within and beyond the school day.
Year 4-7 students have the opportunity to participate in SAPSASA competitions throughout the school year. Students also access a variety of sporting clinics across a wide range of sports.
Sports Day is held each year in a range of formats
School houses are Banksia (Green), Correa (Red), Wattle (Yellow) and Blue Gum (Blue).
SWIMMING AND AQUATICS
All children participate in water activities as part of the physical education program. Years R-5 have a week of swimming instruction in Term 1. And Years 6/7 participate in aquatics at West Lakes in Term 4.
All students currently learn Music, Dance, Visual Arts and Drama through a program provided by a specialist teacher. These programs and all students are expected to participate.
Visiting music teachers provide instruction in violin to interested children in years 3-7.
STEM: SCIENCE, MATHS, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
Students carry out investigations according to the Australian Curriculum Standards through our STEM program. It is often taught through enquiry approaches, with projects conducted in class. Students develop skills in the design thinking process using critical and creative continuum, evaluating and exhibiting their products or projects.