Our Learning Approach

At Auburn Primary School, we aim to offer a balanced and comprehensive learning program, building on a strong foundation of literacy and numeracy, as well as a broad range of specialist learning areas.

Wherever possible we use an inquiry approach that puts the student at the centre.

Within an enthusiastic, caring, friendly, child-centred learning environment, our school strives to ensure that all children will:

  • be happy in themselves and enjoy coming to school
  • become confident, successful, self-motivated, independent lifelong learners
  • have high, but realistic expectations of themselves and others
  • be literate, numerate and confident to take their place in a complex technological world
  • be responsible learners empowered to make decisions that positively affect their lives and society
  • work co-operatively with their peers and other members of the school community
  • be tolerant, respectful and appreciative of people and their differences.

Our teaching and learning philosophy encourages children to:

  • ask questions, be curious and creative
  • take responsibility for their behaviours and a pride in their achievements
  • develop an awareness of the learning strategies which enable them to become independent, lifelong learners
  • develop effective decision making, problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • be socially connected and develop acceptable social skills
  • learn to operate effectively as a part of a team
  • undertake leadership roles through a variety of whole-school and classroom responsibilities and opportunities
  • strive to perform to the best of their abilities.