Sports & Physical Activities
Gifts & Talents of Students
Instrumental Music Program
- Technology (including Information & Communication Technology)
- The Arts
- Health & Physical Education
- Studies of Society & Environment
- Languages – Italian for all children and First Language Maintenance for some children in Italian and Chinese
International Baccalaureate Program at Stradbroke School
Stradbroke School has proudly offered programmes in the International Baccalaureate since 1998. One of our major features is our participation in international education through the Primary Years Programme (PYP), developed specifically for children aged 3 to 12. The PYP offers an inquiry-based, transdisciplinary curriculum framework and is student-centred. Our teachers work collaboratively in year level teams to plan learning units, aligned with the Australian Curriculum, which challenge young students and provide them with opportunities to be partners in the learning process. This framework encourages children to actively engage in their learning by giving them the knowledge they need to ask questions in a safe and supportive learning environment, to try new ideas and grow their individual self-efficacy, so that they too can make a difference in their world. The PYP focuses on providing an education that is engaging, relevant, challenging and significant. Children explore concepts and ideas of not only local but also global significance. Through transdisciplinary units students are able to broaden their learning by strengthening their knowledge and skills across and beyond the traditional subject areas.
All IB Programmes aim “to develop internationally minded young people to become active, compassionate and life-long learners.”
The IB learner profile represents 10 attributes valued by IB World Schools. We believe these attributes, can help individuals and groups become responsible members of local, national and global communities. The IB learner profile has become the foundation of our schools’ culture. IB Learners strive to be inquirers, thinkers, risk takers and communicators; who are caring, open-minded, reflective, balanced, knowledgeable and principled.
“Students are taught to think for themselves and to drive the learning process. Teachers like that; students thrive on it.” – Education for a Better World, p.10, International Baccalaureate Organisation 2015
For more information about studying abroad in South Australia, please contact:
International Education Services
Department for Education
PO Box 1152, Adelaide SA 5001 | GFW, 31 Flinders Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Telephone: +618 8226 3402 Fax: +618 8226 3655
Gifts & Talents of Students
At Stradbroke we aim to develop the gifts and talents of each child to lead to success in learning in later life.
Classroom teachers, specialist teachers, support staff and volunteer mentors provide a rich and varied curriculum to assist children to learn to their full potential.
Children with high intellectual potential have the opportunity to be challenged through teachers differentiating the curriculum within classrooms.
We may meet student needs by acceleration in year level or curriculum area.
Instrumental Music Program
The school has an instrumental music program which offers instruction in violin, viola, guitar and cello from Music Section teachers.
When a vacancy occurs, this is advertised in the School Newsletter. Some instruments can be hired through the school.
For participation in our choir, children are chosen from Year 6 and 7 volunteers early in the year. Children gain many skills in choral singing and give performances in the school and community. The choir joins other schools in a recital in the Festival Theatre late in September each year.
Stradbroke students have the opportunity to participate in quality programs in Sport and Physical activites to prepare them for a healthy, fit lifestyle in the future.
In Physical Education, students have daily fitness lessons and sports skills lessons. In addition to classroom programs, children in R-7 have a Physical Education lesson each week with a specialist PE teacher. Experts in various sports from outside sporting organisations regularly visit the school to provide special skills workshops in a wide range of sports.
Sports & Physical Activities
Sport and fitness activities are a healthy form of recreation and socialisation and we owe it to our children to give them skills and attitudes now to enable them to participate in a healthy lifestyle in the future.
Year 2-7 children have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of school Sports Teams including netball, cricket, basketball, soccer and football. Parents provide vital support for these teams as coaches and managers and by providing transport.
Practice sessions are held after school and matches are usually played on Saturdays. The number of sports we offer is directly related to the number of coaches available.
Additional skills clinics are also available during and after school.
The Sports Portfolio, made up of teachers and parents representing all sports, coordinates the sporting activities in and out of school hours.
Sports Day is held annually at our school. R-2 children enjoy non competitive activities in a morning program and 3-7 students participate in tabloid events on a separate day. We emphasise enjoyment, cooperation and teamwork.
Children are placed in House Teams for the duration of their time at school and 3-7 teams compete for the Catherine Wilson Sports Day Cup. Children in the same family are placed in the same House Team. A whole school Health Hustle and Cheer Chants in the four teams are held on the 3-7 Sports day and is a highlight of our school year.
At Stradbroke School our goal is to develop effective and engaged literacy learners who use their skills to understand, reflect on and participate in the world around them. Literacy is an essential component of the Stradbroke School Site Improvement Plan (SIP).
Literacy learning at Stradbroke School provides students with a wide range of learning experiences to develop the skills of reading, writing, grammar, spelling, listening and speaking. Literacy knowledge, skills and expectations are taught to students explicitly to build confidence and success within classroom and specialist lessons. Students can then apply these skills, critically and creatively to express themselves across all curriculum learning areas.
Teachers artfully plan engaging literacy experiences aligned with the Australian Curriculum. They skilfully integrate a range of instructional approaches and resources to meet the diverse learning needs of their students. They use evidence-based approaches, programs, and resources to build student confidence and skill. They integrate literacy learning across the curriculum to provide students with the opportunity to connect their literacy learning to other experiences.
Teachers work together collaboratively, to reflect on and continually improve their practice through on-going professional development, for the benefit of students at Stradbroke School.
At Stradbroke School, we hold a heartfelt commitment to nurturing an inclusive educational environment that genuinely embraces the diverse learning needs of each and every student. Our approach to inclusive education recognises difference and values diversity within our community. We strive to craft a comprehensive learning experience that empowers all students to not only succeed academically but also flourish socially and emotionally.
In the spirit of embracing diversity, differentiated teaching is a foundational aspect of our inclusive educational framework. Our passionate teaching staff recognizes that there is no universal approach to education. Instead, they celebrate the uniqueness of each child’s learning style, pace, and preferences. By tailoring their lesson plans and teaching methods, the teachers at Stradbroke School create a warm and supportive learning environment, where each student feels cherished and empowered to reach their fullest potential.
Stradbroke School presents a range of impactful intervention programs run by experienced School Support Officers in English, Maths and Social learning areas. These include programs in small groups such as MiniLit, MaqLit, Numicon Maths, and “What’s the Buzz”. These initiatives cater to distinct learning needs, nurturing a confident and successful learning path for students with identified requirements.
By nurturing strong relationships with students and families, the staff at Stradbroke School foster open lines of communication and collaboration, ensuring that we employ the most suitable strategies to overcome challenges and foster a positive learning journey.
In essence, the spirit of inclusive education thrives at Stradbroke School, shaping not only our educational approach but also our school culture. Through carefully curated intervention programs, considerate differentiated teaching methods, and the steadfast support of our school support officers, we create a haven where every student can grow, learn, and flourish. By cultivating an atmosphere of empathy, adaptability, and partnership, we pave the way for academic accomplishments, personal development, and a lifelong passion for learning among all our cherished students.
At Stradbroke School, we prioritize creating a positive and engaging environment to foster the wellbeing of our students. Through a multifaceted approach, we are committed to providing an enriching educational experience for every child.
We cultivate a positive culture that celebrates kindness, respect, and empathy. Our teachers and staff work closely with students to develop their social and emotional skills, promoting positive relationships and conflict resolution. By embracing diversity and encouraging acceptance, we create a harmonious atmosphere where every student feels valued and safe.
Regular attendance is crucial for academic success and wellbeing. We offer engaging learning experiences that capture students’ interests to maintain high attendance rates. Our dedicated school team closely monitor attendance and collaborates with families to address any challenges that may arise, ensuring learning in an environment student’s look forward to being part of.
We believe in empowering our students and giving them a voice. Through class meetings, surveys, and student-led initiatives, we actively involve them in shaping their educational journey. We encourage them to express their ideas, opinions, and concerns, fostering a sense of ownership and empowerment.
At Stradbroke School, we nurture future leaders. Through leadership programs, extracurricular activities, and student action teams, we provide opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills. We encourage them to take initiative, make decisions, and inspire positive change within the school community.
At Stradbroke School we want our students to have the capacity, confidence and disposition to use mathematics in daily life. We want them to believe in their ability to learn and use mathematics.
Teachers skilfully design engaging and rigorous mathematics programs for all students. Their programs are differentiated to meet individual learner needs, setting up opportunities for all students to grow and achieve through challenging, open-ended mathematics learning experiences.
Teachers prioritize evidence-based approaches and high impact strategies to teach mathematics. They plan mathematic programs by using the Australian Curriculum which covers a wide range of topics, including number, algebra, measurement, space, statistics and probability, coupled with the new Department for Education units of work to support their teaching of mathematics concepts. The mathematics program is then created through a conceptual framework called The Big Ideas in Number. This framework fosters the development of understanding in number from early to advanced ideas, and helps students to develop a deep understanding of mathematical concepts and skills. The framework is organised around a series of “big ideas” in mathematics, trusting the count, place value, additive and multiplicative thinking, partitioning, reasoning and generalisation. Programmed learning experiences provide opportunities for students to explore and apply these ideas in a range of contexts.
Teachers work together collaboratively, to reflect on and continually improve their teaching practice through on-going professional development, for the benefit of students at Stradbroke School.