Students that have had a comprehensive Learning Assessment or Social and Emotional Assessment with a Departmental Educational Psychologist (Guidance Officer) and/or Speech and Language Assessment with a Departmental Speech Pathologist are eligible for support. These students receive a Negotiated Education Plan (NEP) and have teacher time allocated with the Special Education Teacher (Some students through the assessment process may have already been verified at the pre-school level). The Special Education Teacher will; conduct an NEP meeting with the parent and appropriate staff members and work directly on the learning requirements as determined by the NEP and assessment recommendations. This may mean in class, small group and/or individual support for the student.
Leanne Thomas (Special Education Teacher)
Smart Play is a lunchtime play programme that gives students the opportunity to be involved in a range of fun activities that encourage the use of positive language and help to teach skills that enable young children to independently solve problems, make new friends and be assertive and resilient whilst having fun in a group environment. Teachers select students that they believe will benefit best from the programme and then these students can bring a friend(s) to the programme. A teacher, trained SSO and peer mentors support the programme during lunch play times.
A small group of students’ work on fun, group activities that use Andrew Fuller’s work based on the theory that there are 5 rooms of the Brain. These rooms include the Blue room (inspiration), Green Room (thinking room), Orange room (creativity and feelings), Yellow Room (change), and the Red room (our emotional room). Students respond to scenarios and situations by using colour to identify their own thoughts and feelings and work through scenarios that they encounter frequently in their daily lives. We use this language throughout the programme and have encouraged classroom teachers to also adopt this approach.
Phase 2 is our shared Play space where larger groups of students work with our Year 5/6/7 peer mentors and a yard duty teacher to support students in playing games and modeling positive behaviors. This programme runs for four days a week and uses a different colour (Room of the Brain) for each day’s activities focus. There are cooperative games and play boxes to support these sessions.
At lunchtime, there are lots of fun activities provided outdoors for students to participate in. Some teachers and many year 3-7 students elect to run fun activities. The programme helps to develop leadership qualities and personal responsibility in our older students; whilst providing the rest of the school (Reception to Year 7) with an opportunity to have something fun to do during lunch play. Some activities include: Art club, Jewellery and Tomboy crafts, Origami club, Chess, Basketball, Football, dance, Skipping and cricket.
The ArtsMUSIC, DANCE and DRAMA are taught in all classes across the school as part of the specialist program. Students in the middle years have the opportunity to experience a performance program which develops throughout the year and culminates in performances for the school and wider community.
Currently students have been engaged in learning the Ukulele and preparing for the end of year school concert performance from each class.
Years 5-7 students participate in weekly practice during school time
leading into performing at the Schools Festival of Music at the Festival
Theatre in 3rd term.
The DECS Music Branch conducts a weekly
program at Glenelg Primary School and at Brighton Secondary School
consisting of individual lessons and band involvement.
The band performs for the school during 4th term. Hire
of equipment is via the school with the parents invoiced for the
A string ensemble is developed at school with students enrolling for lessons in year 3. Students are selected on audition and parents are informed of the program
|PRIVATE MUSIC TUITION : Is available for piano and guitar during the school hours. Further information is available at the front desk.|
FuntasticsWHAT IS IT?
The program is a course of activities designed to assist
This fun and energetic program ensures that all students are skilled to participate and be successful in class based PE programs, schoolyard games and general junior sports.
HOW IT WORKS AT GLENELG
We conduct 2 x 20 minute sessions per week run by
taught by specialist teachers' Natalie Reed and
All classes in