You’ll be glad to know that this is not what we believe at Covenant! Your child is not just another “brick in the wall”. With lower teacher to student ratios, we want to know each child individually. We don’t want them to get lost in the crowd.
If your child is struggling with their learning in any way and needs extra support in the classroom, we aim to find out sooner rather than later. With smaller numbers per class, your child will get more dedicated time with their teacher to ensure they understand their work.
We take the time to communicate regularly with parents via school diaries and personal emails, keeping our ‘finger on the pulse’ of how your child is progressing.
We have also found our dedicated Spalding phonics program for reading and writing to be extremely effective for the foundational development of skills in all children, including those with learning difficulties.
What is the Spalding Method?
Covenant’s literacy curriculum uses The Spalding Method, a comprehensive Years K-6 total language program called The Writing Road to Reading.
This program aims to teach all students to spell, write and read. The success of The Spalding Method with diverse students, including those who have learning disabilities or are learning English as a second language, is in large part due to the integration of scientifically-based content and methodology… [Read more]
Building Strong Foundations
The earlier education years at Covenant are prioritised towards giving students the strongest possible foundation in Literacy and Numeracy.
We are integrating Prime Mathematics into our Years 1-6 curriculum. Prime Mathementics is based on the highly regarded Singapore Mathematics curriculum. The publisher informed us that we were the first school in the ACT to do so and we are excited by the responses and progress of the students.
Each year we ask our youngest students what they like best about school. Many of them love working hard, especially in their Maths and English subjects!
What we teach in the Primary level is a strong foundation to teaching at the Secondary level. We believe teachers are employed to instruct and impart knowledge, give direction and provide a reason / purpose for all that is being taught – they are not just facilitators. The primary goal of teaching is centred around our desire to see students progressively become self learners as they advance in age.
With the introduction of the Australian Curriculum (AC) across all grade levels in Australia, the school is currently updating the curriculum to reflect the requirements of the AC. For further information, please refer to the ACARA website: http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/