Providing a nurturing Primary School environment
CHAC Primary is diverse, dynamic learning community where all students experience and enjoy a strong sense of belonging through acceptance, co-operation and responsibility. Through a child-centred, holistic approach to development, we are committed to growing students’ intellectual capacity, in cognitive, social and emotional areas. We nurture the dispositions of serving others, giving, sharing, leading and gratitude. We provide experiences aimed at building character through courage, compassion, integrity, resilience and respect for self and for others.
CHAC Primary is guided by an experienced leadership team which includes the Head of Primary, Assistant Head of Primary – Pastoral Care & Administration and Assistant Head of Primary – Teaching & Learning. The teaching team in CHAC Primary comprises of a group of highly credentialed, dedicated and experienced teachers who bring a fresh and energetic approach to the classroom. We recognise the diversity and individual needs of all students. Specialist areas of study include Japanese, Health and Physical Education, and Performance Arts.
Teachers and students are supported by a team of teacher aides who work in collaboration with the Head of Inclusive Education and the Learning Enrichment Teacher to ensure that all students have equitable access to the curriculum.
The needs of highly able students are well recognised and receive support through differentiation within the classroom as well as specific and targeted programs. These are delivered through our Gifted and Talented Program, for both individuals and small groups.
Primary students undertake a program designed from the Australian Curriculum to help them become successful learners and active and informed citizens. Subject knowledge, skills and understanding are covered in the eight learning areas. Integration of subjects is used where appropriate. Students are provided with learning opportunities that allow critical and creative thinking, collaboration and inquiry.
The Enterprise Education program begins in Primary in Year 5, providing students the opportunity to develop skills such as creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking.
All Primary students participate in weekly health and physical education activities. Years 4 to 6 students may trial for a range of team sports offered as part of the Junior TAS inter-school competition. These include Cricket, Rugby, Basketball, Hockey, Netball, Football (Soccer) and Touch Football. Primary students can access District, Regional and State representation opportunities through the Lytton and Gateway Districts.
Clubs and Competitions
Primary students enjoy targeted age-appropriate opportunities to participate in clubs and competitions, for example the da Vinci Decathlon, lunchtime clubs, Diakonos Committees, Primary Choir, Music Immersion programs and extended Arts opportunities.
Pastoral Care in Primary
Our pastoral care program is underpinned with a shared set of guidelines for the primary school called the CHAC Way:
- We respect each other
- We have the courage to make the right choices
- We care for our own and other people’s property
- We always strive to do our best
- We take pride in how we look