Learning For Tomorrow
Our Learning Environment
Primary school is where the journey begins, the start of thirteen years of formalised education. Because learning begins the day a child is born, by the time they arrive at school they already have a wealth of knowledge and understandings in place. Our primary education program at Port Macquarie Adventist School builds on this knowledge base and assists students to establish connections between what they know and experience and what they will discover in the classroom.
We maintain small classes so that teachers can get to know the individual needs of each child. Building on a solid foundation in literacy and numeracy we enable all of our students to discover and develop their special gifts and talents. We challenge each student to discover his/her particular gifts and talents in a variety of ways and believe that each child is unique and special.
Our qualified and experienced teachers recognise that each child learns at a different rate and in a variety of different ways, and are therefore able to facilitate learning so that each child reaches their full potential in their own time.
Key Learning Areas
Our program is distinct; it is tailored to meet the need of individual students. Where needed, one-on-one tutoring is available, and our multi-grade classrooms allow for extending talented students.
Whilst our approach to education is a holistic one, when it comes to academics, our emphasis is on our students achieving their personal best.
We provide a thorough grounding in key learning areas and offer a challenging curriculum that gives our students an excellent educational basis to build upon. Our Maths and English classes have one of the lowest student to teacher ratios around, which gives your child greater access to the teacher during these key curriculum classes.
Our Key Learning Areas (KLA) are:
• Science and Technology
• Human Society and its Environment (HSIE)
• Creative and Practical Arts
• Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
The school's modern classrooms are all equipped with computers. Our school has an exceptional sporting infrastructure with two synthetic tennis courts, an indoor basketball stadium and a large grassed area for running and playing soccer or football. Our playground is covered by a generous shade structure with rubberised impact matting in place for our children's safety.