In addition to literacy, numeracy, inquiry and our specialist subjects of Chinese (Mandarin), PE, Art, and STEAM, some key areas of work that we focus on in educating children at Hazelwood North Primary School are:
At Hazelwood North Primary School we are a community of life-long learners who are inclusive, kind and curious. We are problem solvers who work together with confidence to strive for growth and excellence.
We are Respectful
We are Responsible
We are Resilient
Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L)
PB4L is a major focus at our school and supports students, staff and parents to understand what behaviour is expected of them. We explicitly teach students according to our PB4L Areas Matrix which covers all areas of the school and uses our school values. Student behaviour is acknowledged by staff who give students tokens to put on their PB4L charts. Students are excited to fill their charts and have the chance to come to school out of uniform, have extra computer time, bring in something special to share from home or even bring in a pet!
Respectful Relationships education is a core component of the Victorian Curriculum from foundation to year 12. It is all about embedding a culture of respect and equality across the entire school community. Respectful Relationships promotes respect and gender equality and helps students learn how to build healthy relationships. It prepares students to face challenges by developing problem-solving skills and building resilience and confidence.
Schools involved in the Respectful Relationships initiative are building a culture of respect and gender equality, by looking at their practices and policies to drive meaningful change.
“Challenge makes a situation more demanding or stimulating and is used to encourage students to learn more than they otherwise would”. ‘Challenging Learning’ – James Nottingham.
If we are not challenged, or forced to “wobble”, are we reaching our full potential?
We aim at challenging students so that they are able to wobble in their learning and then scaffold this to enable them to develop their new understandings then time to consolidate this learning.
Development of certain attitudes and skills are just as important as gaining knowledge.
To ensure our students develop these each teacher plans and prepares lessons that focus not only on attaining knowledge but also skills and/or attitudes that enhance learning. It is by teaching these alongside each other that students are able to progress in all aspect of their learning.