At Morwell Central we offer a broad range of curriculum programs with a special emphasis on developing the essential skills of Literacy, Numeracy, Science and Technology.
Students are grouped based on their learning needs and work with all teachers within the Learning Hub. Learning needs and groups are determined by pre tests. These groups are flexible and regularly change.
We foster an environment where students are encouraged to take ownership of their learning by setting goals and reflecting on their own learning.
Through the Developmental Curriculum in the P-2 Learning Hub and Inquiry Based Learning in 3-6 Learning Hub, all teachers promote individual learning where students are supported to explore, inquire and reflect.
Our Curriculum is underpinned by the Victorian Curriculum F–10 which reflects Victorian priorities and standards. It sets out what every student should learn during their first eleven years of schooling.You can find out more about the Victorian Curriculum F–10 by clicking here.
The English Curriculum at Morwell Central is based on the Victorian Curriculum, which is broken into three modes. Reading, writing and speaking and listening. Teachers take care to create an environment that provides a variety of learning spaces suitable for whole class, small group and individual instruction where students can work independently in the classroom, accessing resources when needed.
The Numeracy Curriculum at Morwell Central focuses on providing real life, hands on activities that enable students to develop and expand their mathematical skills, concepts and problem solving abilities. Based on the Victorian Curriculum, the Numeracy curriculum consists of the areas of Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability.The focus is on developing the numeracy abilities that all students need in their personal and work life.
Each May students in Years 3 & 5 participate in the National NAPLAN testing in Language Conventions, Writing, Reading and Numeracy. Families receive a report which provides additional information regarding their child's achievement.
We have embraced a teaching approach in the Prep to Two Learning Hubs based on the Developmental Curriculum which we call 'Discovery Time.' This approach to learning promotes an exciting and stimulating learning environment that allows children to explore and investigate their own interests.
In our 3 to 6 Learning Hubs we are guided by an inquiry approach to learning. Inquiry learning is an active thinking process, where students form their own questions, plan and implement ways of finding information and use these experiences to build answers to any questions they may have.
All classes participate in specialist physical classes on a weekly basis. Our focus is on sending the message that engaging in physical activities contributes to wellbeing and good health. Skills such as hand/eye co-ordination, movement sequences and sportsmanship are covered.
Children are encouraged to borrow books regularly from our Library. All home groups have an allocated weekly library session with their teacher, where they can borrow books. A library borrowing form is distributed at the beginning of the school year and once this has been completed and returned students can borrow books.
We recognise the importance technology has in the world today and and the the role it plays in enhancing learning. All classrooms have Apple TVs and students have access to the Cyber Llibray, computers and iPads.
All children have weekly specialist classes in ICT where they llearn programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel, Inspiration and Kidspiration,Tux Paint, and iMovie. iPads and netbooks are used as an integral part of learning in the Hubs.
Teachers generate online student academic reports on uEducateUs, including end of semester and progress reports. Parents can easily and regularly view their child's reports through the uEducateUs system.
You can find information about how to use uEducateUs to access reports on the uEducateUs page.