Teaching and Learning


At Glengarry Primary School, our staff work collaboratively as a Professional Learning Community to ensure all students learn to high levels.

A Professional Learning Community (PLC) is a group of teachers who work together using an Inquiry Cycle to focus on a specific area of their teaching, to improve student outcomes.

An Inquiry Cycle involves our teachers meeting in teams on a weekly basis to address the following critical questions:

  • What is it that we want our students to learn?
  • How will we know if they have learned it?
  • How will we respond if they don’t learn?
  • How will we extend the learning for those who already know it?

We have two PLCs, a Junior Grade Prep-2 PLC and a Senior Grade 3-6 PLC. The focus of these PLCs is on Numeracy which is aligned to our school improvement focus.

Our strong focus on Literacy and Numeracy is shown through our commitment in delivering the curriculum as follows:

Grades Prep – 2

  • Reading – 45 mins per day
  • Writing – 45 mins per day
  • Numeracy – 1 hour per day
  • Sounds Write – 1 x 30 min session per day

Grade 3 – 6

  • Reading – 1 hour per day
  • Writing – 1 hour per day
  • Numeracy – 1 hour per day
  • Word Work – 3 x 30 min explicit sessions per week

Kitchen Garden

  • 3/6 – 2 hours per fortnight
  • P/2 – 1 hour per week

Physical Education

  • 3/6 – 3 hours per week
  • P/2 – 100 minutes per week

Content Language in Learning (CLIL) – Visual Art and Indonesian

  • 3/6 – 1 hour per fortnight
  • P/2 – 1 hour per week

School Values – 30 mins per week

Assembly – 30 mins per week. Assembly will take place on Monday morning from 9am.

Rights, Resilience and Respectful Relationships

  • 3/6 – 60 mins per week
  • P/2 – 50 mins per week

Integrated / Inquiry – 120 mins per week

Our staff use the workshop model and the Gradual Release of Responsibility Instructional Framework to ensure a consistent approach to teaching and learning across the school. Our lesson structure and instructional model can be viewed in the link below.

Glengarry Primary School – Instructional Model Poster 2020

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