The school has 2 primary classes Junior Primary - Pondi Class and Middle Primary - Kungari Class. The number of students in each class is small so that the teachers and support staff can provide intensive teaching and support. Students can begin school on the first day of the school year as long as they turn 5 before April 30th in that school year.
The preschool – No:ri Class runs from 9am – 2pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Aboriginal children can begin coming to Pre-school as soon as they turn 3. Non-Indigenous students can start Pre-school on the first day of the school year as long as they turn 4 before April 30th of that year.
Australian Curriculum and Reporting
Raukkan School uses the Australian Curriculum framework for all its programming. We provide two written reports, using plain language that is clear and easy to understand, per year reporting on all learning areas, once in the first half of the year and again at the end of the year. These reports are based on 5 achievement levels, A – E grades or the word equivalents.
At the end of each term classrooms are open so that parents and family can come and have a look at the work their children have done during the term. This is an opportunity for more informal reporting conversations between teachers and parents.
Parents also discuss their child’s progress with teachers during the meeting re their Individual Learning Plans each term.
Since 2011 our literacy programme has been built around the Jolly Phonics programme. During the 1 hour, school-wide literacy block students are grouped so that each student can access learning targeted to their specific learning needs. Students also participate in the Lexia an on-line literacy programme and Multi Lit an intensive skill development programme. Children in the Pre-school have a daily Pre-Lit programme which develops their pre-reading skills.
Teachers participate in professional development for literacy programmes across the year.
Anne Baker Natural Maths
Schools across the Coorong - Mallee Partnership use Anne Baker Natural Maths as the basis of their Numeracy programme.
All teachers participate in numeracy professional development across the year with teachers from across the Partnership.
Individual Learning Plans
All students have their own learning plans. These detail short and long term learning goals and are developed in consultation with the student and their family. Meetings of parents, teachers and students each term celebrate the students’ achievements and set new goals.
Negotiated Education Plans
Students who have been diagnosed as having specific learning needs or disabilities have a negotiated learning plan which sets specific goals. These may include life skills as well as academic goals.