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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.

It’s not ok to be away!

 Attending school on a regular basis is vital for all students in Foundation to Year Six.  Importantly learning continuity is severly impacted with regular absences from school.  Please read the information below with regards to absence rates and consider the number...

Our School Fun Run-Let’s have some fun! (and raise some cash!)

It is less than two week until our School Fun Run adn we are well and truly in Fundraising mode! Our goal is to reach is $15,000 so that we can deliver much needed upgrades to our playground facilities! About the Program The School Fun Run is all about Fun! Your...

Ride to School Day

Last Friday we had hundreds of active people making the coice to either ride, scoot, skate, walk or even jump into school! Our Ride to school day is designed to encourage everyone to get to school in an active way. Leave the car at home and not only will we benefit...

Harmony Week at Bourchier!

We have just celebrated Harmony Week at BSPS. It is a time to celebrate Australian multiculturalism, and the successful integration of migrants into our community. Australia is one of the most successful multicultural countries in the world and we should celebrate...

JB Hifi BYOD Portal

You don’t have to be a technology expert to get the best device for your child. JB Hi-Fi Solutions’ BYOD programme has been chosen by your school to make it easy to choose, buy and manage the devices your child needs to learn in the classroom and at home. We hope that...
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

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