School Information

Curriculum

Our vision is “For our students to be successful and confident learners with high levels of numeracy, literacy and wellbeing, through innovative and collaborative teaching.”

Quality teaching and learning at St Agnes ensures that curriculum is delivered to meet the differentiated needs of all learners and provides challenges and support to shape the learning of each individual. The school is committed to supporting students to become autonomous learners and successful citizens.

Building Learning Power is incorporated into all learning areas to support students in the development of disposition and behaviours to become life long learners.

The Australian Curriculum guides teaching and learning programs through the 8 learning areas of the Australian Curriculum

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/

Parents are provided with a class newsletter each term which includes a term overview outlining the class teaching and learning program.

Extra Curricular activities

Performing Arts

St Agnes School has an exuberant Performing Arts program that delivers extra curricular activities in which students may be involved.

In 2020 we joined “Schools Challenge” which provides the opportunity for students of various year levels and experiences to perform a prepared and rehearsed production at the Convention Centre. Students perform with schools from across the state and are presented with an award acknowledging the strength of their performance. “Schools Challenge” provides students with the opportunity to work with industry professionals in the entertainment industry in preparation for their production.

Festival Choir is also offered enabling students to learn a repertoire of songs and to perform as part of the massed choirs during the Primary Schools Music Festival.

Instrumental Program

Students from years 3-7 can opt into an instrumental program to learn string instruments. They can hire or provide their own instrument and the tuition is provided at no cost.

Instrumental students showcase their skills through performing for the community.

SAPSASA

South Australian Primary School Amateur Sports Association

St Agnes is part of the Tea Tree Gully district for SAPSASA. The school nominates for a wide variety of events for students to take part in. SAPSASA gives students the opportunity to represent their school and to compete against other schools in various carnivals and knockout competitions. Students can also represent SAPSASA at a district and state level.

Kitchen/Garden

The kitchen and garden program at St Agnes involves planned lessons in both the kitchen and garden for all students from Reception to year 7.  Many volunteers join our kitchen/garden program to work with smaller groups of students to support them to learn lifelong skills and experience the fun of planning, planting, growing, harvesting, cooking and eating their own fresh vegetables.

The skills based learning that occurs in the kitchen/garden is incorporated into everyday classroom learning experiences.

Pastoral Care

The Pastoral Care Worker at St Agnes School is Barbie Franze. Her office is situated in the East building and her hours of availability are below, alternatively, she can be contacted by calling the school on 82633541 or by email on –

Barbie.franze780@schools.sa.edu.au
Barbie’s PCW days are:

  • Monday 12.30pm – 3.00pm
  • Tuesday 12.30pm – 3.00pm
  • Wednesday 12.30pm – 3.00pm
  • Thursday 12.30 pm – 3.00pm

** For ongoing pastoral care, a signed parental consent form is required.

Barbie works in co-operation with leadership and staff to support students in classrooms, groups or one-on-one. In a Government School, the Pastoral Care Program is a service of Pastoral care for students, families and staff who want this support. The role is respectful and inclusive of everyone within the school community.

Preschool

The onsite Preschool is located in the West Unit alongside the early years classes. Our staff have high levels of expertise in Early Years Education. We offer programs to support children’s early development in an educational setting. The Early Years Learning Framework is the curriculum delivered and is based on the following learning outcomes:

Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity

Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world

Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing

Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners

Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators

A Quality Improvement Plan is created in Preschool to ensure that our site is continually working towards goals that promote children’s learning.

Preschool children often have opportunities to be included in whole school events. These include our end of year celebrations, Harmony Day, Sports Day and Assembly. Pre-school has access to the computer suite, specialist teachers, gymnasium, oval, playgrounds and resource centre. These experiences provide a varying learning environment for children, and support the transition from Preschool to School.

Sessions Times

Monday & Tuesday

Or

Thursday & Friday

Wednesday morning is an opportunity for all students and educators to work together

Monday:   8.50 am – 3.00 pm
Tuesday: 8.50 am – 3.00 pm
Wednesday: 8.50 am – 11.30 am
Thursday: 8.50 am – 3.00 pm
Friday: 8.50 am – 3.00 pm

Transition Visits

There are two transition visits to St Agnes School during term 4. Children are placed where possible with their class teacher for the following year.

Enrolments

Children who turn four before May 1, can start Preschool on the first day of Term One of that year. For children turning four on or after May 1, they can start Preschool on the first day of Term One of the following year. Some 3 year olds are also eligible to attend – for details see http://www.sa.gov.au/topics/education-skills-and-learning/early-childhood-education-and-care/preschool-and-kindergarten
Children are eligible to access 15hours of preschool per week.

We welcome any enquiries and offer tours of the preschool through the school front office.

 

Parent Contribution

A parent contribution is payable each term. This is used to cover costs associated with the Preschool Learning Programme.

Play Group

St Agnes Playgroup offers a chance for children to play, learn and develop in a safe environment. It also offers parents, grandparents and caregivers a chance to meet others, make friends and enjoy a chat.

Parents/grandparents/caregivers are required to stay for the duration, to supervise their child and to support the Playgroup co-ordinator with the day to day running of Playgroup including setting up, cleaning up and packing up.

Playgroup is held every Friday morning from 9am to 11am in the OSHC building.

Our Playgroup offers a large range of indoor and outdoor toys and equipment, craft activities, play-doh and books and puzzles. We use the sandpit, nature play, cubby house and outdoor equipment in the Preschool. Each session will have a planned activity as well as time for children to play together.

Please bring a piece of fruit or healthy snack for shared morning tea (we are a nut-aware school), a drink bottle and a hat for outside play.

A gold coin donation is requested each week to go towards ongoing costs.

For further information please contact the school front office or alternatively the Playgroup Coordinator, Sally Cook sally.cook869@schools.sa.edu.au

 

Out of School Hours Care (OSHC)

The school has an Out of School Hours Care program that is available on a regular or occasional basis from 7.00 am to 8.30 am each morning and from 3.00pm to 6.00pm in the evening.

On Pupil free days they are also open for care if student attendance is 14 or more. This requires booking in advance.

OSHC offers a Vacation Care program during the school holidays. This program will need to be booked into separately through OSHC. The program and booking form are available 4 weeks prior to the holidays.

An enrolment form and Vac Care booking form is available at the front office, online or at OSHC and bookings can be made directly with OSHC staff by texting, emailing, or phoning.

 

Operating Times

Before School: 7:00am – 8:30am

Breakfast supplied until 8am

After School: 3:00pm – 6:00pm

(Junior Primary and Preschool students are collected from their classrooms.)

Afternoon tea supplied before 4pm

Fee Structure

Full fee structure is available for download.

OSHC Payment

ONLINE TRANSFER: Directly into the following bank account.

Account name: St Agnes Primary School Council Inc – OSHC

Account

Name of bank: Commonwealth Bank

BSB: 065149

Account number: 10353292

Qkr App- download off the app store- create an account and follow prompts.

Eftpos or Cash directly at the OSHC office

Acting Director

Kate Slack

oshc.stagnes27@schools.sa.edu.au

Ph: 8396 2349

0402 119 168

Key Documents

Annual Report

(PDF, 1934KB)

Site Improvement Plan

(PDF, 701KB)

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