This week I thought I would share with you a copy of the Education Report that is tabled at School Council every month. This report gives us a chance to share with School Council members the ‘curriculum activity’ that has happened at Kunyung the previous month!
I thought you might be interested to have a look at the latest one! If I don[t see you before the holidays then I wish you a safe and happy one with your families!
The Education Report will be named ‘Pedagogical Leadership Report’ as the report is going to focus on how and why we teach like we do as opposed to just listing events.
The reason for this report structure is to keep you informed of how the school is working towards achieving our year-long goals. It will also try to make the connections between the goals and student learning in the classrooms!
Current Units of Inquiry:
PREPS: Personal histories reflect cultures and traditions
JUNIORS: Matter changes to meet daily needs
MIDDLES: Contact with indigenous cultures has an affect on society
SENIORS: Awareness and understanding of inequity empowers us to act (EXHIBITION)
Current Kunyung Action: Nearly completed the pencil/pen drive for the SAIL Program and getting ready to send all collected donations to the Dandenong Office.
Staff Professional Development: PYP Open Schools’ Network (We had 14 staff attend either Mornington PS or Mount View PS, 25 visitors attended Kunyung from 8 different schools), Ben Waldren ‘Inspirational Leadership’ PD & Ballarat College ‘Intercultural Understanding’ PD attended by Elaine and Kim.
Kunyung Learning Blogs: Nearly 6000 visits!!!!
School Aerobics Team: Two teams preparing for Geelong Spring Competitions in October
Other Events: Juniors Science Night, Preps Science Afternoon, Junior Archibald Art Competition, District Athletics
|KEY IMPROVEMENT STRATEGY||CURRENT ACTIONS|
|Embed whole school approach to curriculum that is planned, taught and assessed in a consistent, cohesive and sequential way using inquiry as the lead pedagogical approach||Establishment of 3 Professional Learning teams to break this first goal into different curriculum areas: Literacy focus, Mathematics focus and Transdisciplinary (PYP) focus. PLT to feedback to staff and ask for input next term.|
|LITERACY PLT: Project work- Development of Personalised Literacy Continuums.
As a result of this work: Reading continuums being trialled in all classrooms across the school.
Spelling continuums being trialled in all classrooms in Term 4.
|MATHEMATICS PLT: Project Day Work- Development of Inquiry Maths Outcome Rubrics
As a result of this work: All classes using the rubrics with students so they are aware of what it is they need to learn next. All maths planners being placed into an IB planner on google docs
Project Day Work- Auditing the Programme Of Inquiry, use of related concepts
As a result of this work: All current Units of Inquiry are on a google doc, The KPS Programme of Inquiry is up to date and each current Unit of Inquiry has a related concept attached to it.
|Embed assessment of, for and as learning throughout the curriculum||Initiated the idea of ‘Stretch Goals’ for the children. Identifying where students should be and giving them a time in which to get there. Including parents in the stretch goal process.|
|Further develop the capacity of staff to plan and reflect in collaborative teams, ensuring collective responsibility for all students in order to meet their individual learning needs||Google Docs- All staff working collaboratively through using google docs for planning
Planning Week- All Level Teams have a whole day to plan for Term 4. Common understanding Literacy, Numeracy and Unit of Inquiry foci, common understanding of how to teach the Term 4 concepts, common assessments planned.
Instructional Rounds- All 3 Professional Learning Teams had a day to work on a ‘Problem of Practice’. Data collected from classrooms, analysed and next steps planned collaboratively.
Peer Observations- All staff were paired up and spent time discussing an area of focus they would like observed. Both staff have observed each other in the classroom, provided feedback to their partner and discussed next steps to further improvement.
|Further develop connections and communication to share learning and teaching with the school community
|Juniors Science Night- well attended, excited children!
Preps Science Afternoon- Very well attended by many parents.
STILL TO COME:
|Optimise the use of ICT as a teaching and learning tool||Teacher -focus PD session next week in a range of ICT applications|
Wishing you all a great week!
I hope your team wins……If they are still in the finals……. (GO ROOS!)