Science

Each student at Bolinda PS has weekly science classes. These classes are hands-on, interactive lessons where students learn through investigation.

 

Throughout the year, students will cover all aspects of the Science curriculum, including biological, chemical, physical, and Earth and space sciences.

They will also learn about science as a human endeavour.


The students will have the opportunity to imagine, create and display their own scientific knowledge throughout the year, continually asking the basic questions of WHY? and HOW?

Engineering

At Bolinda PS, we encourage children to be curious about the world around them and are committed to providing an environment where they can develop real-life skills such as:

  • Critical thinking;

  • Problem finding;

  • Creative problem solving;

  • Visualising;

  • Improving.

To help facilitate their ability to make things that work and make things work better, students are encouraged to:

  • Be reflective;

  • Be curious;

  • Have an open-mind;

  • Have ethical consideration;

  • Be resilient;

  • Work in collaboration;

  • Be resourceful.

Technology

 

At Bolinda Primary School, we pride ourselves on providing an innovative curriculum encompassing 21st century skills. Our students have access to numerous devices spread throughout the school.

 

All students have access to state of the art notebook computers and iPads. These assist with:

  • Developing computer skills;

  • Completing authentic technology tasks;

  • Collaborating on movies;

  • Computer coding;

  • Designing 3D objects;

  • Creating animations;

  • Using the internet for research and discovery;

  • Creating and publishing movies, electronic books, Power Point presentations etc;

  • Engaging with apps to reinforce numeracy and literacy concepts.

Every class has an Interactive Whiteboard. These allow students to present their work digitally to an audience, and for teachers to engage students in technological rich tasks.

Math

 

At Bolinda PS we aim to ensure that students:

  • Are confident, creative users and communicators of mathematics, able to investigate, represent and interpret situations in their personal and work lives and as active citizens;

  • Develop an increasingly sophisticated understanding of mathematical concepts and fluency with processes, and are able to pose and solve problems and reason in Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability;

  • Recognise connections between the areas of mathematics and other disciplines and appreciate mathematics as an accessible and enjoyable discipline to study.

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