Inglewood Primary School has a current enrolment of 45 student. In 2023 we welcome 11 new Prep students and some other new students in various grade levels to our school and community. This year we have a P/1/2 classroom, a Grade 2/3 classroom and a Grade 4/5/6 classroom.
We have high expectations for the effort students put into their work and for the way that they treat others in the school.
We build strong connections with all parents, ensuring a shared and supported approach to maximising student learning and personal development.
Learning sessions run from 9.00am – 11.30am, 12.10pm – 1.40pm & 2.05 -3.15pm. Students can arrive at school from 8.30am -9.00am.
In 2023 we continue to focus on maximising student learning growth in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. We have introduced the Macquarie University developed ‘Initialit’ program to guide our teaching of reading, writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Students regularly set new learning goals in consultation with their teacher and these goals are re-visited a number of times per term to evaluate progress and to set new goals. Senior students are becoming quite skilled at setting meaningful learning goals for themselves.
In 2023 we have utilised Learning Tutor funding to increase Education Support staff time in every classroom to work one-on-one or in small groups with students who need additional assistance in the areas of Literacy or Numeracy.
Our second priority for 2023 is Student Wellbeing. Staff are continuing their training in the Berry Street Trauma Informed Practice model which assists us to understand the emotional background of every student and to tailor our approach to them and their learning with this in mind. We complete Respectful Relationships sessions each fortnight and we have a Student Wellbeing worker who is in the school two days per week.
We are visited fortnightly by the travelling library ‘MARC Van’. We complete online sessions for Auslan every Thursday and once a term are visited in person to check our Auslan skills. Also on a Thursday, students complete a one hour digital technology session, aimed increasing their knowledge and efficiencies in using various programs. On Fridays Bridgewater Primary School visit us and we complete 45 minute sessions in the specialist areas of Visual Arts, Physical Education and Performing Arts/Music.
Attitudes to School data indicates that our children feel very safe at school and that they operate in a stimulating learning environment. They feel they have strong connections with their teachers and school leadership and have a high level of trust in their peers. Parent Opinion Survey data also reflects that the school is a safe engaging and stimulating place for their children to attend. Inglewood Primary School is very proud of our Student, Parent and Staff opinion data.
We continue to develop our grounds so that they provide a wide range of place spaces and experiences with the hope that everybody can find a space that suits their chosen activities at recess and lunchtime.
Over the last six months, under the guidance of Simone Cordell, the school veggie patch and other garden beds have become a hive vegetable and herb growing activity for the students. Flourishing crops mean picking carrots, beans, tomatoes, cucumbers etc is a daily event. Our veggie patch is a significant link to our fortnightly Cooking Program where we aim to teach students about the importance of eating a range of healthy options as well as developing their ability to cook and prepare meals and operate safely within a normal kitchen environment.
In 2023 the school will be installing a $30,000 Fitness Track to our Oval area which will be widely publicised as a community facility to groups such as Inglewood Aged Care Hostel, Inglewood Football and Netball Club, Inglewood Community House and local schools and kindergartens.