Curriculum - Overview

Building the learning capacity of all students
Glen Iris Primary School is committed to offering a thorough, sequential and comprehensive curriculum to our students based on the Victorian Curriculum. Glen Iris Primary School places a strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy, as we believe this is an essential pathway to success. Focused literacy and numeracy activities are timetabled daily.

The Victorian Curriculum
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 sets out what every student should learn during their first eleven years of schooling. The curriculum is the common set of knowledge and skills required by students for life-long learning, social development and active and informed citizenship. The Victorian Curriculum F–10 incorporates the Australian Curriculum and reflects Victorian priorities and standards.

Our Strategic Plan
We are in the second year of our Strategic Plan (2017-2020). The Strategic Plan is a framework that encapsulates our focus on improving student learning outcomes by raising standards and building professional capacity within teams and to individual goals.

Building the professional capacity of all teachers
Glen Iris Primary School will focus on school improvement through building teacher capacity by

  • developing leadership capacity of teachers,

  • using data to plan student learning using the GIPS Assessment Planner and NAPLAN data,

  • creating a shared agreement and practice about effective pedagogy, including assessment practices that is consistently used by all teachers,

  • building teacher capacity with a continued focus on individual, team and whole school performance and development plans (coaching) in numeracy and literacy,

  • increasing the focus of student voice and relationships both in and outside the classroom with a focus on increased engagement in learning, participation and decision-making.