TEACHING AND LEARNING

 

Our Vision:

A safe and supportive place that nurtures and inspires the curious mind.

Our Mission:

A holistic approach that inspires and provides the tools to each one to become engaged lifelong learners, creative problem solvers and respectful citizens.

Our Values:

Belonging – We feel known and connected.

Creativity – We are curious, explore and have a go.

Growth – We show a growth mindset.

Respect – We care for ourselves, each other, and our environment.

Resilience – We are positive and bounce back.

Courage – We take risks to become learners.

Aspiration – We work towards our goals, we dream big.

Responsibility – We step up and do what is right.

 

Our Language of Learning:

Learner Assets are the skills and dispositions that we need to be SBIS Learners for life.

Our shared language of the 7 SBIS Learner Assets help our children to understand themselves as learners and empowers them to wonder, learn and grow now, and in the future.

 

Our Motto:

We Wonder, We Learn, We Grow

Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth (Ginsburg 2007, 182).

As an Early Learning School, we understand that play provides opportunities for children to learn as they discover, create, improvise, and imagine.  All teachers, Kindergarten to Year 2, plan active and complex play opportunities to support the achievement of learning outcomes described in the Early Years Framework (https://docs.education.gov.au/node/2632) and the Australian Curriculum (http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/).

Our teachers are committed to using best practice, whole of school approaches, in the teaching of Australian Curriculum English, Mathematics, Science, Wellbeing, and Humanities and Social Sciences. Dedicated time is allocated to these learning areas through explicit teaching and our SBIS Inquiry approach.  Your child’s teacher sends out and saves on Seesaw a copy of the class timetable.

 

Japanese

Prep to Year 2 students at Sandy Bay Infant School participate in Japanese lessons with our specialist teacher.  Japanese language is also the language offered at Waimea Heights Primary and Taroona High School, which is a wonderful connection for transition in Year 3.

 

Inquiry Learning

Each term students engage in an Inquiry unit that provides an array of rich learning opportunities linked to curriculum areas.  Teachers pose questions for students to wonder about and enrich their thinking by offering thoughtful provocations.  Students thinking and questioning guides the direction of their learning and our teachers skilfully use the school environment, local community, parent knowledge and local community to enrich and add to the learning outcomes.

 

Beach & Bush Explore

Every Monday afternoon the whole school goes to Nutgrove Beach for beach explore. Teachers design learning opportunities with children to connect with our local beach and bush environment.

 

Move Well Eat Well

Sandy Bay Infant School is an accredited Move Well Eat Well school.  We promote the health and wellbeing of students by making healthy eating and drinking and physical activity a regular part of every child’s day.

At Sandy Bay Infant School our Move Well Eat Well policies include:

  • Water only in drink bottles
  • Fruit at morning tea
  • Commitment to our Fun and Fitness program
  • Participation in Walk to School or Ride and Stride events
  • On wet weather days we have shared play in our GP room

The Principal and staff at Sandy Bay Infant School provides an outstanding educational environment of learning and discovery at the school. We have nothing but the highest praise for this school; the welcoming and inclusive environment, the commitment to our child’s learning and the wonderful opportunities for learning and discovery that they provide to students.

Sandy Bay Infant School is an absolute treasure. They engage, support, teach and nourish our children