ACCELERATED READING PROGRAM | Accelerated Reader helps teachers set the right goals, match students with the right reading materials, and gain deeper insight into progress quickly and efficiently. The program differentiates and personalizes each child’s learning experience for a profound and proven impact on growth. Learn more here.
RIPPER READERS | Reading daily is an important aspect of our ‘Homework Policy’. Students are encouraged to read at home, record their book/page/author in their ‘reading log’ and reach milestones on 25 nights, 50 nights, 75nights… and share their success on our ‘Ripper Reading Board’ in the Under Cover Area. Each milestone means a prize and lots of praise!
SEVEN STEPS TO WRITING SUCCESS & EXTENSION WRITING | At East Kenwick Primary School, we are implementing Seven Steps to Writing Success which is based on Top Techniques. The Top Techniques support students daily, inspires and engages them in their writing. When these Top Techniques are practiced daily they are put into muscle memory, allowing students to successfully create Narratives and Persuasive Writing. Seven Steps to Writing Success, by Australian author, Jen McVeity, has been introduced to schools Australia wide and overseas. It is also important to note that students who use the Top Techniques have had excellent results in NAPLAN Writing. Each week there are Extension Writing groups for Years 3-6, where students continue to learn the Top Techniques and build on their success to create both stories and persuasive text.
MATHLETICS | Almost 5 million students love learning with Mathletics and it’s no secret why… Mathletics is designed to provide students with a captivating and safe learning experience. Our not-so-secret formula combines targeted and adaptive curriculum content, structured and interactive support, with engaging gaming and rewards – all aligned to the Australian primary maths curriculum. Learn more here.
LITERACY PLANET | Literacy Planet is developed by teachers, with teachers in mind. It is curriculum aligned and offers a whole school solution to support the teaching of all key literacy skills, from early reading right through to advanced grammar. All interactive and gamified to make the learning experience motivating and fun. Learn more here.
1000 HEARTS PROJECT | At our school students are invited to join the ‘1000 Hearts Club’, which occurs at lunch times. 1000 Hearts is a kindness project dedicated to spreading love through hand-making and sharing eco-friendly pocket hearts which can be carried as talismans of hope, comfort and compassion. We have had a wonderful response from students Year 1 -6 and will be continuing this project, along with our ‘French Knitting’ and sewing crafts.
1000 HINDI CLUB | Out of school ‘Hindi Language Classes’ are offered on site on Fridays 4 -5pm. There has been a really positive response in our community and we welcome anyone else interested in learning a second language – adult or child!