Month: February 2017

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR JUNIOR PRIMARY STUDENTS

Physical Activity is important for everyone but particularly students in our schools. The Department is aiming for students to be doing an hour of physical activity a day in schools by 2025. The benefits of physical activity for junior students include: ·         Promoting healthy growth and development ·         Building strong bones and muscles ·         Improving balance, coordination, and …

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PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR UPPER PRIMARY STUDENTS

 Physical Activity is important for everyone but particularly students in our schools. The Department is aiming for students to be doing an hour of physical activity a day in schools by 2025. The benefits of physical activity for senior students include: ·         Promoting healthy growth and development ·         helping to establish connections between different parts of the …

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SLEEP

Poor quality sleep or a lack of sleep impacts your ability to function dramatically. Adults typically need between seven to eight hours of sleep a day, and anything less than this means you are experiencing sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation is serious. It can result in reduced motor dexterity but also impairment of judgement, both intellectual …

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HEALTHY EATING

It’s morning. You’ve just received a phone call for a day’s work across town. You race to get to work on time and end up forgetting to take your lunch. This makes you reliant on the school’s canteen. Some schools have healthy canteens, but sometimes you’re left to pick up whatever hasn’t been eaten by …

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SUPPORTING READING IN UPPER PRIMARY CLASSROOMS

Students in upper primary work on developing an understanding about the power of language. They learn how language does not just give information, but creates expectation, emotional responses, establishes cultural and temporal expectations and boundaries and can position the reader to favour a particular point of view.This learning occurs in a gradual way.  At Level …

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PERFORMING ARTS

Performing Arts is one of the most versatile and accessible areas of the curriculum. With a few simple and flexible strategies, you can make productive use of your time and the time of your students. Performing Arts is one of the most versatile and accessible areas of the curriculum. With a few simple and flexible …

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