Find out more about what your child will learn at our school.
The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) is responsible for the curriculum, Kindergarten to Year 12, for all NSW schools.
For the primary years, NESA develops syllabuses for all subjects in 6 key learning areas:
- creative arts
- human society and its environment (HSIE)
- personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE)
- science and technology.
Some primary schools may also offer languages.
NSW schools also offer special religious education and special education in ethics via approved providers, where available.
Like all NSW schools, we have developed teaching and learning programs to suit our local context and the needs of our students.
To learn more about curriculum in NSW, visit:
- NSW Department of Education – key learning areas
- NESA’s Parent Guide – Schooling in NSW which provides information about learning stages, key learning areas and syllabuses
- NSW Department of Education policy – Curriculum planning and programming, assessing and reporting to parents K–12.
Stages of learning
There are 6 stages of learning from Kindergarten to Year 12. Primary school covers Early Stage 1, or Kindergarten, to the end of Stage 3.
- Stage 1 includes Kindergarten to Year 2 (Kindergarten is referred to as Early Stage 1).
- Stage 2 includes Years 3 and 4.
- Stage 3 includes Years 5 and 6.
Each classroom has at least three computers which are linked to the internet. All students are allocated a user name and password which enables access to the internet through the DEC student portal. All classes have weekly technology lessons in our school computer lab. These lessons are linked with programs across all key learning areas. A computer research area has been established in the library to enable student access to a wide range of research materials. Interactive whiteboards have been installed in most classrooms.
Learning and Support
The Learning and Support Teacher provides programs which support teachers to better cater for the learning needs of targeted students from Kindergarten to Year 6.
Arabic is the language of a significant number of students at Sadleir Public School. The self-esteem of students with an Arabic background is enhanced through the recognition of their language and culture within the school. The Community Language teacher supports these students.
The school receives significant funding through Priority Schools Programs. These are equity programs which provide support for schools serving high densities of low socio-economic communities.
The purpose of Priority Schools Programs is to reduce the achievement gap in literacy, numeracy and engagement outcomes for students in our school.
Our school is involved in a Linkages program with Ashcroft High School to ensure the smooth transition of our Year 6 students to high school. The program operates throughout the year and involves both student activities and teacher professional learning. Other primary schools within the local area also participate in the program.
The School Counsellor assists teachers and parents with effective strategies to support students with learning, social and emotional needs. Referrals are usually made through the Learning Support Team but can be made directly to the counsellor. In 2010, the counsellor attends our school each Wednesday and Friday morning.
Student Representative Council
The Student Representative Council consists of elected class representatives and the Senior Councillors from Year 6. The Student Representative Council meets regularly and gives students a voice in school decision making.
All students from Kindergarten to Year 6 participate in the Peer Support program during Term 2 each year. Students in Years 5 and 6 have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills by leading small groups through structured lessons. Topics taught as part of the program are welfare based and include anti-bullying and sun safety.
Primary Schools Sports Association
The Primary Schools Sports Association (PSSA) competitions are available for students in Years 3 to 6. A range of sports are offered over 3 seasons. Students travel to local venues each Friday to play against other schools in the Green Valley district.
Students from Kindergarten to Year 6 have the opportunity to participate in school dance groups. Students in Year 3 to Year 6 also have the opportunity to become a member of the school choir. The dance groups and choir perform at school, district and regional events.