Learning in Primary

At Moreton Bay College our focus for the learning programme is based on ensuring understanding. We offer a balanced approach that supports emotional well-being and provides the opportunity for all young girls to flourish within our innovative learning environment. Integral to our curriculum is a focus on the responsibility to contribute to our society, both locally and globally with responsible action.

We deliver the Prep to Year 6 Australian Curriculum through the framework of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP). By using this internationally respected framework we are confident that the quality of learning is at an international standard. Our programmes are significant, relevant, challenging and engaging. We are committed to personalised learning and the identification of individual needs is managed by using a variety of measures in consultation with families.

IB Primary Years Programme

IB Primary Years Programme

The PYP develops young students’ curious minds through a structured, guided inquiry based programme that encompasses the knowledge, skills and attributes to become successful life-long learners. This approach to learning, challenges students to think creatively and critically and take responsibility for their learning as they explore local and global issues in real life contexts.

Find out more about the ​PYP programme​
STEAM

STEAM

STEAM is an approach to learning and development that integrates the areas of Science, Technology, and Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics. Through STEAM, students develop key skills including problem solving; creativity; critical analysis; teamwork; independent thinking; initiative; communication; digital literacy. The engagement with STEAM not only provides students with opportunities to enhance their knowledge in the academic areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics, but also their development of the IB PYP Learner Profile Attributes. Students can be actively engaged in developing creative solutions to real-world and global problems as part of their role as internationally-minded citizens

Class teacher responsibility:

Class teacher responsibility:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Units of Inquiry- Science, Humanities and the Social Sciences, History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business, Design and Technology, English and Maths.
  • Personal Development (Social and emotional well-being) 

Specialist teachers support the learning in the following areas:

Specialist teachers support the learning in the following areas:

  • Music (Year 4 and 5 includes additional time for an Instrumental Immersion Programme)
  • Visual Art
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Religious Education
  • Languages – French Year 2-6, Year 6 Japanese
  • Learning Support and Enrichment
  • Library and Information services

Find out more about the Australian Curriculum
Literacy and Numeracy Coaches

Literacy and Numeracy Coaches

Professional and knowledgeable support is essential for staff to ensure purposeful and creative delivery of literacy and numeracy across all areas of the curriculum. We have two Literacy and Numeracy coaches, who are also classroom teachers, who focus on instructional coaching. The instructional coaching approach is where studied and researched teaching practices are embedded into classroom practice by working directly with teachers to improve student performance. This additional curriculum support ensures we continue to focus on high quality research based teaching practices, school improvement and purposeful student learning in literacy and numeracy. 

Inquiring minds

Inquiring minds

The Pre-Prep to Year 2 environment captures and extends the inquisitive nature of young children as they negotiate their learning journey in a safe and supportive environment. Our learning programme provides creative, engaging and visually exciting learning spaces that capture each girl’s interests. With small class sizes and a commitment to knowing each student as a unique person, we encourage each girl to value themselves and others as they respond positively to being challenged in their learning and growing as individuals.

Critical thinkers

Critical thinkers

In our Year 3- 6 environment we provide rigorous learning experiences for students who are growing up in a rapidly changing world that demands innovative, agile and thriving contributors. Our students learn to engage with this world in ways that prepare them to be ‘future ready’. They work with their teachers within and beyond the classroom to become creative, critical and ethical thinkers. They are encouraged to understand themselves as powerful learners who can solve complex problems and generate new ideas, through the discipline of personal mastery as well as the capacity to collaborate productively with others.

Assessment

Assessment is integral to the teaching and learning cycle. As educators this is how we ensure engagement and understanding. Students have the opportunity to show us what they know and can do. Assessment, which is designed to show progress and guide growth through reflection and feedback, occurs three key times throughout the learning cycle:

  • Before learning commences, to ascertain prior knowledge
  • During the learning process, to monitor the progress and acquisition of knowledge
  • At the conclusion of learning or unit of inquiry, to capture the retained knowledge of content and process.

All students in Primary school have a personal digital portfolio that provides a progressive online reporting platform so that students and parents are able to receive continuous feedback. Feedback is an important part of the assessment process by providing direction to the student of strategies to use to further develop and enhance learning. The end of semester report provides a summary of learning progress and face to face meetings, where parents, teachers and students are involved, assist in goal setting and developing action plans for improvement and growth.