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Inquiry Learning

Inquiry based learning provides students a role in directing their own learning and enables tehm to become independent. Through Inquiry we learn how to learn.

2020 Year Six Graduation

2020 Year Six Graduation We are now finished a truly remarkable year! Well done to our 2020 Graduates. We wish them all the success and happiness next year! 2020 Highlights Video Reading, Writing, Maths, Remote Learning, Events & More! Check it out in this great...

A trip to the Zoo!

This week our Junior School is off the Zoo! Located just outside of Mansfield in the Victorian High Country the Mansfiels Zoo is a hidden gem. A lot of people do not even know it is there! It is a really amazing place in a beautiful setting. On Wednesday our Year Two...

Grazie Tallulah!

Buongiono! We would like to acknowledge and congratulate Tallulah’s achievements during her time in the art room in term 4. Tallulah is a previous Bourchier Street PS alumni and came back as a student on work experience to become an AID. She finished her placement...

The 2020 COVID CUP (Bourchier PS v Guthrie PS)

With an extremely difficult year in the sporting department being that most things were all cancelled, we partnered up with Guthrie Street Primary School and with a little bit of planning the Bourchier Guthrie Covid Cup was born. The slogan for the cup is Bringing...

Orientation Day: Tuesday the 8th of December

Next Tuesday for everyone except for our 2021 Foundation Students will be our Orientation Day! More information about Foundation Orientation Week can be found here. Orientation Day will provide an opportunity for kids to meet their 2021 teacher and check out what will...
Play Based Learning

The aim of the play based program is ‘to promote a sense
of wonder, exploration, investigation and interest in a rich
range of materials, resources and opportunities in which
the child can engage. (p. 30, Walker, 2007) The child is
viewed as being instrumental to the way in which materials
and equipment are selected and organised within the
environment. Such environments are often described as child
focused as children are constantly engaged in meaningful
learning experiences. While children’s interests form the
basis of the program, the environment needs to be carefully
planned and presented in ways that are inviting to young
children. All experiences are based on supporting a balance
of child and adult initiated ideas and investigations, and
utilise the indoor and outdoor areas equally. Specific play
spaces or areas may be arranged to within the environment
to engage children in different areas of learning such as art,
literacy and construction. Within each area children should be
offered a range of open-ended and loose materials that can
be used across different abilities and diverse interests. This is
particularly important for mixed age grouping however within
a single age group, it also enables children to explore their
interests using their individual strengths and skills. As these
aspects can differ greatly between children, an effectiv

Inquiry in Mathematics

Inquiry Maths is a model of teaching that encourages students to regulate their own activity while exploring a mathematical statement or diagram (called a prompt). Inquiries involve the class in questioning, conjecturing, generalising and proving and, when required, in listening to the teacher’s explanation.

Inquiry in Literacy

Inquiry allows us to provide open-ended experiences and investigations that enable students to enter at their own readiness levels. Reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and presenting, are enhanced through inquiry learning. Teachers guide the learning and provide support as needed

Inquiry across the curriculum

All things

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