The Scotch Oakburn College Year 2 and 3 students enjoy a beautiful setting that includes the historic ‘Lemana’ and ‘Stables’ and is surrounded by hundred-year-old oak trees and extensive gardens and play equipment. In this stimulating and caring environment, students also have opportunities to further develop their critical thinking and collaborative learning skills in the technology-rich spaces of the Lemana Café and Recording Studio and nearby conneXions.
Appropriate class sizes with single year level classes allow teachers to focus on personalising learning for each child. A central focus is the consolidation and extension of early years Literacy and Numeracy skills; student learning is strongly led by the class teacher as well as an additional specialist Literacy and Numeracy teacher for these subjects to ensure no child remains unchallenged or unsupported. Learning Support teachers and Teacher Aides are in addition to the class teacher and Literacy/Numeracy specialist.
Subject-specific specialist teachers support the work of class teachers in Learning Technologies, 21st Century Literacy, WeDo Lego/Coding, Global Learning, Chinese, Visual Art, Drama, Music, and Health and Physical Education. Enrichment programs add an exciting edge to learning as students develop their personal interests and passions.
A contemporary research-based teaching and learning approach is designed to develop inquiry skills, deeper understanding, and learning connections for future academic growth.
The qualities of applying and analysing opinions, evaluating solutions and creating new or original ideas are ‘keys’ to this Year 2 and 3 environment.
Sustainability and environmental stewardship are important components of the curriculum. The Kitchen Garden Program and facilities such as the Valley Campus Education Outdoors and Environmental Centre, Scotch Oakburn Park, the adjacent Wetlands as well as Claremont Garden and Park, all provide exceptional learning opportunities in this field.
As a member of the Round Square organisation, students enjoy many global citizenship opportunities and experiences. The Round Square IDEALS of Internationalism, Democracy, Environmental Stewardship, Adventure, Leadership and Service are embedded in life and learning for all our students and provide an exceptional additional layer to our holistic education.
All students’ thinking and learning processes are showcased by them to their parents and carers in private Student Led Conferences during
Term 3 – these are wonderful evenings where every student’s pride in his and her learning is both palpable and inspirational. Every child’s personal learning journey is celebrated, as they demonstrate to the people who mean the most to them, just how far they have come.