About Our School
We strive to provide a safe, happy and caring environment as well as a quality education for all children in our care. Our school’s size enables us to foster a supportive, family atmosphere with an emphasis on the Berry Street values of ‘Working Hard and Be Kind.’ This creates a great school spirit, and a positive outlook and attitude as well as equipping students with the skills to be successful.
The school has a strong teaching focus on literacy and numeracy. Our school implements the Department for Education designed curriculum units in all areas of learning. By doing this we ensure that we deliver the Australian Curriculum across all learning areas. Literacy and numeracy is effectively taught across all curriculum areas. We develop pedagogy and teaching strategies that improve student engagement and achievement and we successfully integrate the general capabilities and cross curriculum priorities.
We are also committed to teaching the arts, including visual arts and music, with many students participating in the Riverland Music Festival. Our school provides opportunities for maximum involvement and participation in extra curricula activities, especially SAPSASA sport as well as numerous school and community events. We have vegetable gardens and run a regular cooking program using food grown in our garden so that children experience growing, harvesting and preparing their own food, hence encouraging Healthy eating.
The use of Digital Technologies at Moorook Primary School reflects and support our focus on the needs of 21st Century learners. We aim to integrate information communication technologies (ICT’s) into the curriculum and our teaching practices. Students and teachers have access to ICT tools including interactive whiteboards and a 3D printer. Each student has their own personal laptop computer and IPad. We have a Non-Instruction Teacher who teaches weekly digital technology and design thinking lessons using online programmes including Maker’s Empire and Scratch.
We have a strong Student Representative Council that promotes student decision-making and leadership within the school. The school’s Governing Council is also proactive and encourages parent involvement and decision-making within the school environment.
We offer a quality learning environment with air-conditioned classrooms, multiple learning spaces, spacious grounds, grassed playing areas, vegetable gardens and a nature play space.
We also have a Playcentre on site, which operates on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9:00-11:00am. Children from 0-5 years old are encouraged to attend and participate in a number of play activities co-ordinated by our dedicated Early Childhood Worker, Betty Hedley.