English learning at Keilor Views is something that we take great pride in. From the very beginning in Prep, our academic program involves students being immersed in language and literacies, helping students connect real world experiences to Reading, Writing and Speaking & Listening learning.
As you walk through our classrooms you will notice a classroom library taking pride of place in every room, with books in abundance that students can access. The displays and anchor charts fill the room and allow students to make connections between all elements of the English Curriculum.
As a school, we take pride in the developments we have made in this area of the curriculum over the years, becoming a sought after school in the West due to our programs.
The Mathematics Curriculum at Keilor Views encompasses three strands of learning: Number & Algebra, Measurement & Geometry and Statistics & Probability.
Students are immersed in engaging, authentic and relevant mathematics learning experiences every day. In addition, we do place emphasis on refining basic numerical skills and computation, especially in the early years, where this foundation knowledge is critical to build for the years to come.
Mathematics learning is also often linked to other areas of study, for example, Science and Humanities units, where the real-life application of such knowledge fits perfectly.
In addition to the core subjects of English and Mathematics, all year levels at Keilor Views participate in Theme Studies each day. Our Themes comprise curriculum areas like Science, Humanities, Technologies and Personal and Social Capabilities.
The various themes that each year level learn are also strategically linked with English and Mathematics units, to ensure cross-curriculum priorities are met and students see the link between learning and the real world.
Our solid Student Wellbeing program at Keilor Views Primary School is also addressed at every year level, supporting our Anti-Bullying, eSmart and Buddy programs across the school.
The Health and Physical Education program at Keilor Views takes pride of place. We value the importance of establishing the skills, understanding and knowledge that students need to be healthy, active and safe individuals.
Each grade has one session of Physical Education per week. The Year 5/6 students also participate in an additional two sessions of Interschool Sport each Friday morning. From Tuesday to Friday, the Year 1-Year 6 students also take part in the Fitness Program, spending twenty minutes every morning engaging in movement activities with their grades, including skipping, aerobics and relays, to name a few.
The Visual Arts is a specialist subject area that each grade participates in for an hour each week. The subject immerses students in rich, dynamic and interactive learning, allowing each individual to become creative and expressive in their own way.
As you walk through the school buildings and classrooms, you will see the numerous finished art products that grace our walls!
The Performing Arts is a specialist subject area that each grade participates in for one session each week. Students are engaged in Music and Performance (singing, dancing), as well as playing a huge range of musical instruments from the xylophone to the electric guitar.
In addition to this specialist class, we also have a School Band, which students from across the school try-out for and play regular performances with.
The development of STEM proficient students begins in primary schools where students apply the rigor of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics content and the STEM Standards of Practice while engaged in learning activities that investigate the natural world.
STEM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. Students can begin or build on their STEM interests by engaging in hands-on projects. It’s these skills that kids must adopt in order to stay relevant in today’s tech-centric world.
The Seal Pups program is an extension program for highly motivated learners in Years 5 or 6, that are achieving above expected levels in English and Mathematics. It is a program designed to prepare students for potential entry into accelerated learning programs at secondary colleges and to encourage the pursuit of further learning. The focus of the sessions is on problem solving, critical thinking, technology as well as mastery of English, Mathematics and Science skills.
Students and families commit to a minimum of two additional hours of schooling per week, which will be Tuesdays after school, from 3:20pm – 4:30pm. Students will also be expected to complete additional tasks at home where required.