Epping Views Primary School offers a comprehensive curriculum, utilising the Australian Curriculum to ensure students receive a contemporary educative experience.
Literacy –Is an extremely important component of every day at Epping Views Primary School. It involves students learning and practising Reading, Writing and Speaking & Listening skills. From Prep to Year 4, students take part in 5 Reading and 5 Writing sessions each week. In Years 5 and 6, students participate in 4 Reading and 4 Writing sessions each week. Students are involved in opportunities to develop their Speaking and Listening skills during Reading and Writing sessions, as well as in all areas of the curriculum.
Numeracy – The program at EVPS is designed to continually improve the mathematical understandings and skills of all our students. We believe it is essential for our students to build a strong foundational knowledge in all areas of the Mathematics curriculum. This will help to prepare our students for continuing their study of mathematics beyond primary school. A strong foundation will also prepare our students to use mathematical concepts to assist them in their daily life as adults.
ICT – Technology has been at the forefront of integration of information and communication technologies (ICT) into the teaching and learning program. Our technology rich classrooms have state of the art infrastructure including Interactive Whiteboards, Interactive Televisions, iPads, netbooks, flip and digital cameras and Nintendo DSi’s. At Prep we have an extensive iPad program where students engage with applications that further develop their Literacy and Numeracy skills. EVPS boasts a netbook ratio of less than 1:2 (two students for every one device), providing students with readily available wireless technology, with the netbooks catering for anywhere anytime learning. Moving through the school we offer our years 4 – 6 students a 1:1 program
Specialist Programs – We offer the following specialist programs that further enhance the curriculum and student experience
- Digital Learning
- Performing Arts
- Physical Education
- Kitchen Garden
- Visual Arts
At Epping Views Primary School, we highly value the Support Programs we are able to offer. In Prep, students can participate in an Oral Language and Fine Motor Program. The program involves small groups of up to eight students participating in play based activities that are designed to assist them in developing their fine motor skills, as well as their speaking and listening skills. Students learn new vocabulary, practise letters and sounds, speak in full sentences to each other and listen carefully to others. Students also apply their oral language skills to their beginning writing and reading skills. They develop their coordination through manipulating objects and practise essential writing, drawing and cutting skills.
Students in Year 1 may participate in a Literacy Support Program. The program utilises the Fountas and Pinnell Levelled Literacy Intervention System. Small groups of students participate in thirty minute sessions, three times a week. Students are provided with instruction in reading, writing and word study. Students also have the opportunity to take home word study materials, writing and take home books that are connected to the focus of each lesson. Each student’s progress is monitored using assessment strategies regularly.
We also provide an English as an Additional Language Program for our students requiring additional support in learning to speak, write and read English. Students from across the school work in small groups with students from their year level. They participate in one hour sessions a number of times each week. Students are supported in their learning of English through games, as well as activities that support the learning in their classrooms.
A Language Support Program is provided for students requiring additional support in their language development. Identified students are tested by a speech pathologist that uses tools to decide what sort of intervention may be required. The speech pathologist develops goals for each student and activities are designed to assist students to achieve their goals. Students participate in half hour to one hour sessions a number of times each week.
Epping Views Primary School is proud to offer a comprehensive and varied programs which value add to student experiences. These include:
Bi Annual Art Show
Bike & Traffic Safety Education
Health & Human Relations (3 – 6)
Junior School Council
Fundamental Motor Skills Program
Project Based Learning
Whole School Transition Program
Gr 6 Transition Program
Hooptime Basketball 3-6
GATEWAYS on –site
Sustainability action team
School Wide Positive Behaviour Support Program