All curriculum areas are taught as integrated units of study. Learning is highly collaborative and contains a blend of structured and experimental tasks.
The Curriculum offerings in Years 3-6 include:
Mathematics (Australian Curriculum)
English (Australian Curriculum)
Society & Environment / History (Australian Curriculum)
Science (Australian Curriculum)
Health & Physical Education
Dance and Drama
Roxby Downs Area School currently runs the QuickSmart numeracy intervention program developed by the University of New England.
QuickSmart was designed to enhance students' fluency in numeracy by improving their information retrieval times. Individually designed intervention programs are developed and implemented as part of QuickSmart in order to strengthen students' recall of number facts, and basic computation.
The QuickSmart program runs for thirty weeks. The program is intensive and participating students, selected according to school-based criteria, are withdrawn from their classes to attend the QuickSmart lessons.
Students work in pairs for three 30-minute lessons each week with the same instructor. Where possible, the pairings of students match individuals with similar learning obstacles in either reading or numeracy. An experienced teacher or teacher aide, who has been trained in the principles and structure of a QuickSmart lesson, delivers the program under the supervision of a trained teacher.
Some key components of the QuickSmart program are:
Year R-6 Assemblies are held fortnightly where we celebrate our successes. All parents and caregivers are invited to attend. Check our School Newsletter for dates and times.
All students have an opportunity to participate in a class camp each year.
Extra Curricula Opportunities
Sports Day and Swimming Carnival
Annual Concert Night