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Curriculum Framework

LOVE OF LEARNING

LSWW is committed to providing excellence, equity and empathy. We strive to capture and enhance a child’s natural curiosity and intrinsic love of learning across all curriculum areas.

We believe that every student is a unique individual created by God with their own special gifts, strengths and needs. We acknowledge, nurture and upskill our students to prepare them for a rapidly changing society. While we cannot truly predict the future, we believe that the explicit teaching model paired with the problem-based learning we offer, will help your child become a confident, collaborative, ethical and emotionally resilient learner.

LSWW prepares your children to understand and contribute to our ever changing world.

DATA DRIVEN & RESEARCH BASED

Our school implements the NSW curriculum in ways that complement your child’s learning journey. We are advocates of systematically collecting and using data to identify the individual needs of students. We provide responsive, researched based intervention programs sourced from Macquarie University. In addition we utilise formative and summative data to drive our learning and teaching programs in our classrooms.

Research based initiatives can be found in every classroom. The ‘Science of Reading’ is integral in our English programs in the lower primary and is directly linked to our whole school SMART Spelling program. Our teaching staff are actively involved in up-to-date professional development and liaise closely with outside agencies to offer contemporary learning opportunities for all our students.

Watch an example of the SMART Spelling sequence.

LEARNING AND TEACHING

Everything we do – from the range of technologies we use, the agile learning spaces we’ve developed, the pedagogical philosophies we promote and the incorporation of our school values – invite a lifelong dedication to learning and growing in Christ.

Our dedicated, innovative and experienced classroom teaching staff, specialist teachers and support teachers, work together to provide rich, engaging and authentic learning experiences. Every teacher and learning assistant provides exemplary pastoral care and models the values of our school in their teaching.

Year 1 has been practising the 'ss' sound as part of their SMART Spelling focus. Watch the explicit teaching of this concept to students by their teacher, Mrs Treston.

We invite students to have a voice in their own learning through ongoing reflective practices and scheduled student surveys. Research indicates that students who believe they have a voice in school are seven times more likely to be academically motivated. It enables students to step up their civic engagement, realising that they can make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.

Additional features of the NSW Primary Curriculum at Lutheran School Wagga Wagga include:

  • Specialist teachers in the areas of Music, Physical Education and German
  • A wide range of extra-curricular clubs, activities and events
  • A vibrant music education and performance program involving choir, percussion groups and recorder groups
  • Private music lessons are available on site, run by the Riverina Conservatorium of Music
  • Private speech and drama lessons that are also available on site, run by Speaking Out
  • Team sports involving Years 3-6 that compete against other local and regional independent schools
  • Year level camps for Years 3-6, ranging from 1-3 nights
  • Reading intervention programs as overseen by our dedicated Learning Enhancement Teacher
  • Access to in-school and external enrichment programs
  • Digital devices available to all students with one-to-one devices provided for all Years 5-6 students
  • Ongoing feedback to parents via report meetings, written reports and Seesaw
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