- Teaching and Learning
The Victorian Curriculum is the framework that supports and informs all curriculum planning at Newstead Primary School. A school-wide approach is adopted to design a clear scope and sequence as a continuum across all learning areas. There is a strong focus on English and Mathematics.
The current class structure consists of three multi-aged classes. Specialist programs include Art and LOTE (currently Chinese).
The school offers a wide variety of extra curricula and extension programmes, which include excursions, year level camps, environmental activities, and participation in cluster enrichment days. These may be aligned to sport, maths, critical thinking or the Arts.
Students also have the opportunity to participate in individualised music lessons for guitar, woodwind, brass, strings and piano.
Newstead Primary has a strong focus on literacy and numeracy.
In the senior classes students are taught strategies to understand text features and the language devices of texts. Students make personal responses to texts, interpret, analyse and use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse information and ideas, comparing content from a variety of textual sources including media and digital texts.