Curriculum in the Senior School
Grades 5 and 6 are the years in which students become independent learners. Students work closely with their teachers to set individualised learning goals and take charge of their learning; Numeracy and Literacy lessons aim to engage and extend them as learners.
Inquiry Units set the platform for learning and always include creative, hands-on ‘Rich Assessment Tasks’. Some of the units are described below.
Grades 5 and 6 are the years of primary school set aside to ensure that our students are ready for the change and challenges of secondary school. To support our students, we keep close links with our local secondary colleges. We enjoy visiting local colleges, as well as having some of our other local colleges visit us at school. The visits provide an opportunity for our students to ask questions and learn a little more about Year 7.
Leadership in the Senior School
RGLPS encourages student leadership and provides opportunities to take on roles such as: School Captains, Junior School Council Leaders and Representatives, Deaf Facility Captains, House Captains and Environment Leaders. These keenly-contested opportunities for leadership allow our students to practise the skills of leadership by being role models; representing the greater student voice; running assemblies; meeting visitors; and ensuring our school grounds are respected.
The students attend two different camps over their two years in the Senior School. Camp Coonawarra is an outdoor educational camp and gives students a multitude of challenging opportunities to experience whilst working cooperatively with their peers. The second camp is to the Victoria Police-run camp in Maldon. Students build on their knowledge of ‘Gold’ by exploring the local region on bicycles under the escort of Victoria Police.
Students in the Senior School have the opportunity to participate in Interschool Sport. Sports are divided into summer and winter seasons. Students have the opportunity to play cricket, softball, bat tennis and rounders and football, soccer and netball respectively.