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Primary School Contact Numbers

Primary School Office:        5471 5545
Primary Absentee Line:       5471 5518
Primary email:                     psoffice@saac.qld.edu.au

At St Andrew's Anglican College, we are committed to providing a rich and diverse educational experience that promotes engagement, equity and excellence. Our students experience learning opportunities to develop and grow in a supportive, caring, challenging and inspiring environment. Our teaching and learning staff are committed to developing strong, positive relationships with their students in a learning atmosphere that enables students to be engaged and to grow at a rate that is commensurate with their levels of knowledge and understanding.

The Primary School offers a stimulating curriculum to its students. We aim to foster in each child a love for learning in a safe and secure environment. This is achieved through the delivery of an integrated learning approach by each class teacher and within the caring culture and varied opportunities which exist within the school. There is a strong emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy within the academic program.

Primary School Handbook 

2017 Primary Book Lists are now available. Download Prep - Year 6 lists below or to order through our suggested supplier, Noosa Office Choice, click here.

Prep

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Information is available for existing families on the day to day activities in each year level. These pages provide regular updates from your children's teachers. Existing families can find these year level pages on the Parent Portal, under "My Subjects". Access the Parent Portal here.
All students in the Primary School study the following curriculum areas: Mathematics, English, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science, Technology, The Arts, Music, Health & Physical Education and Religious Education. In addition to these subjects, from Prep, the students learn Chinese. The use of computers is integrated throughout the curriculum. iPads are used from Prep to Year 4 and Years 5 and 6 are involved in the one-to-one laptop program. Each class teacher identifies students within the class who would benefit from extension work or learning support. The teacher coordinates, with the Learning Support and Extension & Enrichment teachers, the adaptation of the curriculum delivery so as to cater for the academic needs for these students, while the Learning Centre plays an integral role in the development of the information skills required to develop life long learners.
With a more personalised approach to learning, the Walker Learning program has been introduced to our early learning years - Prep to Year 3. The Walker Learning Approach encourages the children to be problem solvers, deep thinkers and creative learners. It also facilitates the development of a rich vocabulary as children discuss, question, hypothesise and negotiate their learning. The open-ended nature of investigations encourages a true and lifelong love of learning and is an effective way of ensuring that every child begins the day with a smile on their face. Mornings start in classrooms that have been transformed into a ‘child-centred’ environment using a collection of natural resources, visually stimulating provocations and collections of purposefully organised resources. This welcoming layout encourages children to explore, question and investigate for forty minutes four mornings a week. After the investigations, the students then refocus for the explicit instruction of Literacy and Numeracy. This new approach means that every child’s learning journey will be tailored for them at the point where they are at in their development. Walker Learning will be introduced in Years 4 to 6 in 2016.
In addition, the students have many opportunities to participate in a wide range of sporting, outdoor and cultural activities, which help to develop their self-esteem and social interactions, while ensuring a holistic education. Underpinning our daily work in the Primary School is the nurturing in each child a love of God and the living of Christian values. We endeavour to instil in each child an understanding of tolerance, respect, co-operation and appropriate manners towards others within the College community. We believe that it is important for each child to understand the basis of the Christian faith. We achieve this through our daily approach, Christian Education lessons and our weekly Chapel Services. We value, very much, the importance of parent involvement within the classroom.
The school believes that the best education for the child occurs within a three-way process. It is the partnerships developed between the child and teacher, child and parent, and parents and teachers. Open and honest communication between home and school is absolutely necessary for the well-being of the students at the school. We welcome your involvement and support in the educative process within the Primary School. The Staff continually seek to develop in the children a sense of self-discipline. We are conscious of the way in which the students represent the school in their behaviour and attitude. The principles of appropriate conduct are regularly affirmed by the staff.
The Primary School encourages our students to:
  • Be motivated to achieve to their personal best.
  • Complete tasks to the best of their ability.
  • Develop a positive attitude towards their learning.
  • Be confident, self-assured and assertive.
  • Be critical thinkers.
  • Become skilled in the use of information technology.
  • Participate fully in opportunities presented to them.
  • Develop and define their personal spirituality within an Anglican framework.

 

By the end of Year 12 we ensure that all of our students have had the opportunities to develop certain qualities. As a Prep – Year 12 school, this commences in the Primary Years. As a College, we aspire the students to develop and:

  • Be creative
  • Be resilient
  • Be humble
  • Show respect
  • Be collaborative
  • Be self-motivated
  • Be enquiring
  • Be confident
  • Be self-aware
  • Be able to reflect
  • Have a heart for service
  • Have a desire to learn
  • Be an effective communicator
  • Demonstrate compassion and empathy
  • Be able to lead self and others
  • Be happy and Optimistic
  • Be independent

Staff Contacts

Robert Paterson
Head of Primary

Catherine Green
Deputy Head of Primary - Prep - Year 3

Ben Dean
Deputy Head of Primary - Years 4 to 6

Sue Bambling
Primary Teaching & Learning Leader

Rob Paterson
Head of Primary

Cath Green
Deputy Head of Primary - Prep to Year 3

Ben Dean
Deputy Head of Primary - Years 4-6

News & Events

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7:40am to 8:20am

Thu, 25 May 2017 -
3:15pm to 4:15pm

Fri, 26 May 2017 -
10:00am to 10:40am

Fri, 26 May 2017 -
2:30pm to 6:30pm

Fri, 26 May 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Fri, 26 May 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

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