Our Curriculum

School Curriculum

Wonthaggi North Primary School provides programs for all students based on the Learning Areas and Capabilities identified in the Victorian Curriculum. The VCAA provides a comprehensive overview of the Victorian Curriculum and we map our school curriculum against the standards.

We are also committed to the Framework for Improving Student Outcomes which provides an accountability framework linked to our school Strategic Plan and Annual Implementation Plan.

Whole-school curriculum planning is an ongoing process, along with team planning. In addition to classroom experiences, students also have access to specialist teachers for Physical Education, Music and Science. Students in years 1-4 also study Chinese.

Transitions

At Wonthaggi North Primary School, we support students as they transition into and out of our school, as well as through our school as they move from grade to grade (class to class) each year.

In Wonthaggi we are fortunate to have a number of high quality early childhood education options. Working with the early childhood educators across our community enables us to deliver a highly effective Pre prep Transition Program.

We also are fortunate to value our close relationship with Wonthaggi Secondary College who provide a fantastic transition program for students as they move into their secondary school journey.

We also recognise that transition for many some families occurs at different times throughout the year and at different year levels. It is just as important to us that we ensure students who join our school at different times; in the middle of the year, end of the year, at any grade year level, have a supportive and safe transition as well.

Please see our Enrolment Policy for further information.

Transitions

At Wonthaggi North Primary School, we support students as they transition into and out of our school, as well as through our school as they move from grade to grade (class to class) each year.

In Wonthaggi we are fortunate to have a number of high quality early childhood education options. Working with the early childhood educators across our community enables us to deliver a highly effective Pre prep Transition Program.

We also are fortunate to value our close relationship with Wonthaggi Secondary College who provide a fantastic transition program for students as they move into their secondary school journey.

We also recognise that transition for many some families occurs at different times throughout the year and at different year levels. It is just as important to us that we ensure students who join our school at different times; in the middle of the year, end of the year, at any grade year level, have a supportive and safe transition as well.

Please see our Enrolment Policy for further information.

Pre Prep Program

Our Pre Prep Program includes, Information Nights, school tours as well as students participating in a weekly morning session in term 4.

The sessions in term 4 are run by qualified teachers in our prep classrooms. This gives students the opportunity to become familiar with the school and the teachers with the children.

This is also the time students are matched with a senior student.  Our Buddy program is the Better Buddy Program from the Alannah and Madeline Foundation.

Wonthaggi Secondary College

The end of the year for our Grade 6 students, their families and our school community can be a very emotional time. We are always fortunate to be confident that our students are well prepared for their secondary school journey. The transition program we support Wonthaggi Secondary College provides a comprehensive transition program. They share our belief in supporting students to have the best possible start to their secondary education.

Students in both grade 5 and 6, whether they are attending Wonthaggi Secondary College or not are invited to participate in a number of activities and events throughout each year. This experience is highly valued by our students, parents and staff as it gives our students the opportunity to see what a secondary school is like, how it works and become familiar with a different school environment.

Wonthaggi Secondary College

The end of the year for our Grade 6 students, their families and our school community can be a very emotional time. We are always fortunate to be confident that our students are well prepared for their secondary school journey. The transition program we support Wonthaggi Secondary College provides a comprehensive transition program. They share our belief in supporting students to have the best possible start to their secondary education.

Students in both grade 5 and 6, whether they are attending Wonthaggi Secondary College or not are invited to participate in a number of activities and events throughout each year. This experience is highly valued by our students, parents and staff as it gives our students the opportunity to see what a secondary school is like, how it works and become familiar with a different school environment.