Our school provides a high quality educational program for all students. Students engage in a broad and balanced curriculum.
English and Mathematics
Strong literacy and numeracy skills are vital for student success in other areas of study, forming the basis of the curriculum. We are committed to ensuring students reach the highest standards in these areas and we support students in a range of ways to achieve at their highest possible level. In addition, those students who require additional support are catered for by support agencies to meet their individual needs. Taget Intervention includes Speech, MiniLIt, Reading Tutor and Quicksmart.
Design and Technology
Technology is a very important part of the curriculum. It goes beyond simply computers and information technology to include designing, making and appraising technological projects.
Health and Physical Education
Classes participate in daily fitness and weekly skills lessons at the beginning and end of the school year. These lessons are in addition to programs provided by class teachers. We have a hall with markings for several court games and practice boards for basketball and netball. The facility enables us to have both indoor and outdoor programs all year. Swimming lessons are included in the Physical Education program for all children.
The Arts are strongly represented in the daily program at Mulga Street. All classes showcase aspects of the arts and other curriculum areas at assemblies and students participate at an annual concert at Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.
Instrumental Music is offered on site and the School Choir perform in the South East Music Festival. Every second year ' Move It' features on the school calendar.
HASS - Humanities and Social Sciences
This includes studies of culture, geography, history and environmental issues. Foundation to year 6 has a strong focus on Australia. The year 7 curriculum is global.
Languages other than English (LOTE)
French, Reception - Year 7.
Specialist Non Instruction Time
Health and Physical Education, Technologies and French.
Environmental program – Sustainability
Aims / Objectives / Purpose
- Reduce amount of waste across the site (including canteen, pre-school and Mt. Gambier Children's Centre) by introducing sustainable programs
- Include high level of student involvement - ideas - planning - implementation - review - maintenance
- Short/long term planning - term by term programs - yearly development (class ownership of waste area) - future planning (budgeting and new initiatives)
- Waste management knowledge and importance of building it into the curriculum
- Create a culture of care, interest and involvement
- Develop transitional understandings, preschool - primary - high school
- Involve / educate the community
- Sustainability timetable used across the site including Mt. Gambier Children's Centre and pre school to year 7
- As a WOW (Wipe Out Waste) school we continue to provide and demonstrate quality practice and care for our enviroment
Moving to a true ECHO school
The message of sustainability and the educational value is important and hopefully it will be extended to Mulga Streets' extended community. Gail Lewis, the Middle Primary and Middle School Staff have supported the initiative. Wipe Out Waste is an initiative to involve neighbourhood schools to reduce waste. The challenge of zero waste is awesome.
Solar panels have been installed on Unit 3 and the Learning Centre. The panels help cut the school's energy costs and also reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
Good practice, commonsense water use is encouraged at all times. Security taps ensure there is not indiscriminate use of outside watering areas. These have significant water savings.
We are fortunate to have a well established Landcare Yard. The facilities enable students to plant and grow produce for use in our canteen and it has been set up to cater for chickens. Compost from the classrooms help the soil remain fertile.