Term Dates 2017
Term 1: Wed 1 Feb to Thur 13 April
Term 2: Mon 1 May to Fri 7 July
Term 3: Mon 24 July to Fri 29 Sept
Term 4: Mon 16 Oct to Dec (tbc)
Each term a different Key Competency, or set of life skills, are explored and practiced:
- Managing self,
- Relating to others,
- Participating and Contributing
- Thinking skills.
Each of these sets of skills is monitored against criteria that are shared and evaluated with the children.
It is no longer sufficient for students merely to acquire knowledge and master skills. Students need opportunities to develop their capability as users of knowledge and skills in wide-ranging contexts now and in the future. This requires attention not only to their recall of knowledge, or ability to perform particular skills.
They also need to be capable of using those competencies in diverse contexts – at school, in the community, at home, with friends, with peers, in mathematics and statistics, in the arts, and other learning areas.