Primary education is offered at both the White Rock and Kewarra Beach Campus for students in Prep to Year 6. Primary education nurtures personal growth and the development of foundational skills. We also promote the pursuit of academic excellence, self-confidence, community service and leadership.
The relationships between students, staff, parents and the community are all highly valued. Through these strong relationships and effective communication, each child’s needs are understood and educators can cater to the individual. Teachers use various forms of assessment to build each student’s learning profile and determine what is needed for academic excellence and personal growth.
A key focus of primary education at Trinity Anglican School is fostering a student’s love for learning by developing the foundational skills to become confident and creative individuals.
This is done through nurturing curiosity, openness to new experiences, versatility and encouraging perseverance and optimism when faced with new challenges.
By instilling these qualities, students will develop confidence in themselves, their work and their future.
- English, including Language, Literacy, Literature and Communication
- Mathematics, including Numbers and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, Statistics and Probability, and Problem-Solving.
- Humanities, including History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business Achievement
- Science, including Digital Technologies, Engineering, Robotics and Coding
- Christian and Values Education
- Languages other than English, including Japanese
- The Arts, including Music and Visual Arts
- Health and Physical Education, including outdoor sports and a swimming program that runs for 50 weeks of the year
- Pastoral Care, including visits to the library centre and other secondary school resources
- In addition, students in Year 5 and 6 are involved in an electives program that operates one afternoon per week and provides opportunities to learn new skills or participate in a community service initiative
In addition, two students are also elected as Primary House Leaders by their peers. House Leaders lead their house during sporting carnivals and events, organise house meetings and assist TAS staff in setting up carnivals and events.
TAS provides extensive opportunities for students to engage with their peers, broaden their perspectives and contribute to a vibrant community through co-curricular and enrichment activities. Students in Prep to Year 6 can choose from an extensive list of options:
- ACADEMIC EXTENSION
- CHESS COACHING AND INTERSCHOOL CHESS TOURNAMENTS
- CODING, WEB DESIGN, ROBOTICS AND DRONES
- CRAFT AND ARTS
- WELLBEING AND HEALTH
- AQUATICS CENTRE
- TAS SWIMMING CLUB
- TAS SPORT CLUBS
- SERVICE PROGRAMS
- MUSIC LESSONS
- WRITERS’ WORKSHOPS
- ARTS ENRICHMENTS
- and so much more!
These extension and co-curricular programs allow students to develop essential skills and explore their curiosity across many learning environments.
The wellbeing and support of students is a key focus of educators and support staff at TAS. The Primary School has a wellness program at each campus – White Rock’s Care and Connect Program and Kewarra Beach’s Kind Kids Program – which are supported by internal and external resources, including pastoral care initiatives, a school counsellor and our very own trained therapy dog (a Dachshund named Kevin). Students are also taught skills to regulate and monitor their own wellbeing but also those of their peers, creating an all-for-one and one-for-all culture.
Diagnostic testing and programs enable TAS educators to tailor a student’s learning program to their strengths and weaknesses.
Ongoing feedback is provided to students and parents regarding both formative and summative assessment, using the research of Professor John Hattie as the guiding principle.
Progressive Achievement Tests (PAT)
A series of tests that provides objective information to teaches about their student’ skills and understanding of Mathematics, Science and English.
At Trinity Anglican School, technology has been embedded throughout the academic and co-curricular program since the 1980s. In fact, in 1996, TAS received a letter of commendation from Bill Gates (Chairman and CEO of Microsoft) for our one-to-one laptop program.
However, while technology is pivotal to TAS’ success, it is designed to enhance our programs rather than replace the foundational skills that should be learnt in primary school, such as literacy and numeracy.
By integrating technology in this way, it allows the curriculum to be innovative and individualised for each student, while ensuring they have the skill set required to survive without it.