Our Learning Environment

Auburn Primary School offers a balanced and inclusive, sequentially developed, program. We follow the Victorian version of the published national curriculum, AusVELS.

In the Junior years, we apply an investigative approach to learning, based on strategically planned and structured play experiences. This aligns with the Victorian Early Years Developmental curriculum. This leads on to an inquiry approach in Years 3-6.

At Auburn, the comprehensive curriculum ensures a strong emphasis on the development of literacy and numeracy skills across a range of applications. Programs are provided through a mix of classroom and specialist teaching and innovative programs and approaches.

Learning programs are active, relevant, engaging and purposeful, catering for individual needs and levels of development. These basic tenets are reflected in our integrated curriculum approach and in our commitment to access and equity for all students.

The school also operates on the premise that learning occurs all the time and close links with families ensure optimum social and academic development. We are always looking for ways to improve our students’ learning, to ensure it is meaningful.

Supporting our core curriculum are numerous programs designed to enhance and extend learning through hands-on experience. These include:

  • Reading Recovery
  • Additional Assistance/ Intervention
  • Extension/ gifted education foci, including GATEWAYS access
  • Swimming
  • Excursions and In-school visits
  • Access to Family Life human sexuality classes across the school
  • Interschool Sports for 5/6 students
  • Prep and Year 5/6 buddies
  • Year 5 peer mediators
  • Sports clinics e.g. tennis, soccer, hockey
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Perceptual Motor Program for Prep students
  • School Camps (Years 3-6)
  • Athletics and cross country participation
  • Friends of Music performance evenings
  • School Band/Ensemble; School Choir
  • Instrumental Music Tuition
  • Visual Arts extension programs
  • Biennial Arts performance opportunity
  • Junior School Council
  • Year 6 leadership program
  • Transition to next class programs at all levels
  • Out of School Hours Care via OSHClub (Before, After and Holiday Care programs)
  • Active After School via OSHClub
  • Before and After School Sports Opportunities