‘The Science curriculum provides opportunities for students to develop an understanding of important scientific concepts and processes, the practices used to develop scientific knowledge, the contribution of science to our culture and society, and its applications in our lives.’ - VCAA
Students at Lyndale Greens Primary School students have many opportunities to participate in science based extra- curricular activities such as Science Talent Search, John Monash Little Scientists-Big Science, Kids Teaching Kids and Marine Ambassadors. They have learnt about sustainable living through visits to CERES Community Environment Park.
Physical Education & Sport
‘In Health and Physical Education, students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to strengthen their sense of self, and build and manage satisfying relationships. The curriculum helps them to be resilient, and to make decisions and take actions to promote their health, safety and physical activity participation.’ VCAA
At Lyndale Greens Primary School students develop their skills in movement and coordination, participate in a variety of sports and build their fitness. They have opportunities to participate in Cross Country Events, Athletics, Gala Days (where they compete in sports against other schools) and after-school skill building activities. Lyndale Greens Primary School also offers a Prep – Year 6 swimming program.
We have a well-resourced library where children can explore an extensive range of fiction and non-fiction books. We promote a love of reading and books. Our aim is to engage students in reading, not only to gain knowledge and understandings, but also to read for pleasure and relaxation. In library sessions students build their skills with researching information for projects, presentations and author studies and expand their knowledge of the world.
Languages - Indonesian
‘Learning languages in addition to English extends student’s literacy repertoires and their capacity to communicate. It strengthens student’s understanding of the nature of language, culture, and the processes of communication. Students acquire communication skills in Indonesian. They develop understanding about the role of language and culture in communication. Their reflections on language use and language learning are applied in other learning contexts.’ VCAA
At Lyndale Greens Primary School our Foundation – Grade 3 students learn the language of Indonesian and explore the rich culture of Indonesia through Visual Arts.
Digital technologies are used to enhance student learning across the school with Interactive White Boards in all classrooms, notebook computers available from Prep to 6 and students in Grade 4 to 6 have a 1:1 device program. In addition to this we have sets of iPads and opportunities for students to challenge themselves with designing apps and learning about robotics and coding.
Our LG Live CCTV studio and network for school-wide communication provides further opportunities to enhance our students’ ability to present their work and ideas in innovative ways, building their confidence, organisational and technical skills and public speaking ability.
Our school has subscribed to Typing Tournament Online. This website enables both home and school users to access this highly effective typing tutor. Children learn to type best by regularly practising the skills. Home access to Typing Tournament makes it easy for you to support this learning by encouraging your child to login and ensuring that they are using all 10 fingers on the correct keys. The more regularly this is done the faster the learning.
10 Finger Typing is a Key Life Skill
Children are now working with keyboards and touch screens on iPads before they can walk! This may help their learning but in the process they can develop very poor keyboard skills whilst other children have little keyboarding experience at all. Children who have good 10 finger typing skills are at a massive advantage for the rest of their schooling and into life. Because they can type they complete their work faster and more accurately, and they are therefore more confident and able to perform literacy tasks that daunt others.
‘The Arts enable students to develop their creative and expressive capacities by learning about the different practices, disciplines and traditions that have shaped the expression of culture locally, nationally and globally. Students are both artist and audience in the Arts. They make and respond and learn to appreciate the specific ways this occurs in different disciplines.
The significant contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to Australia’s arts heritage and contemporary arts practices are explored across the Arts, and students are encouraged to respect and value these unique and evolving traditions.’ VCAA
The Arts includes Visual Arts, Music, Drama, Dance and Media Arts. Students have opportunities to learn about design and explore colour, have opportunities to dance and perform, be part of a choir or a band and learn to express themselves with music or through the use of media. The Arts provides opportunities to develop their skills in creative expression and performance.
English as an Additional Language (EAL)
At Lyndale Greens Primary School all teachers cater for the needs of EAL students in their planning and classroom learning. We also have a comprehensive EAL program with specialist teachers dedicated to building students English language skills and their specific learning needs.