Settlers Farm Campus

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Street Address
23 Barassi Street
Paralowie SA 5108

Phone: 08 8280 6866
Fax: 08 8280 6403

Leanne Trewartha


What subjects will my beginning child be learning?

When a child starts school, they will be getting to know their environment, their teacher and meeting new friends. Students also need to become familiar with class routine, school and classroom rules. Most teachers like discussing their expectations very early with their new students. Students will experience a wide range of curriculum areas including:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Science
  • The Arts
  • Technologies
  • Health and Physical Education

Some curriculum areas are taught as a specific subject and others are taught as part of an integrated approach.

Through creative activity, students are experimenting, playing, discussing, investigating, problem-solving, trying, discovering, repeating, revising, listening and practising in order to learn and understand.

Support Programmes

Students from 3 – 7 will be given the opportunity to be involved in Student Action Teams. Junior Primary students have the opportunity to be involved in a students representative committee.

The school provides many support programs for students with special needs eg Literacy Support in reading, writing, listening and speaking, English as a Second Language, Speech Support and Fun and Games. There are special programmes in the schools such as First Language Maintenance (in Vietnamese, Spanish, Khmer and Laotian language), Fun and Games (Coordination). Your child may be involved with these teachers and School Services Officers as well.

Fun and Games

The Fun and Games Coordination Programme is held three days a week. The sessions run for 30 minutes.

This programme successfully provides coordination skill building activities for students identified as needing extra experiences to develop:

  • confidence in the playground
  • willingness to participate in PE lessons
  • balance, ball skills, movement control
  • concentration and listening skills

After a few weeks at school, reception students are tested by a School Services Officer on a few simple movement tasks to identify students requiring extra practise of coordination skills.  Teachers can also recommend children for involvement.

Volunteers are most welcome to help with this programme.  Please contact the front office if you are interested.