School Curriculum

Students at Ellenbrook Primary School are taught following the Western Australian Curriculum in English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education, Technologies, The Arts and Languages. 

The Ellenbrook Primary School Priority Areas

Literacy

Numeracy

Health and wellbeing

Our two primary goals relate to academic and non-academic development towards excellence for all students.

The achievement of these goals will:

1. Optimise the choices students can make throughout their education and lives,
2. Promote the school as a school of choice based on a reputation for delivering positive outcomes for students, and
3. Lead the growth of the school within the community.

The Academic Goal is focused on explicit teaching targeted at student need, year level competencies, data collection and teacher accountability.
 
The Non-Academic Goal targets appropriate behaviour and the benefits to learning, teaching and safety within the school community and supportive care provided to all students, teachers and parents (as appropriate) with particular emphasis at times of need.
 
Targeted strategies relating to the school’s increasingly enhanced standing within the community will be implemented as needed throughout all areas of operation.


The Academic Goal

Is focused on explicit teaching targeted at student need, year level competencies, data collection and teacher accountability.

Outcome: Literacy and numeracy progress.

The Non-Academic Goal

Targets appropriate behaviour and the benefits to learning, teaching and safety within the school community and supportive care provided to all students, teachers and parents (as appropriate) with particular emphasis at times of need.

Outcome: Wellbeing in the school community.


Teaching Programs

At Ellenbrook Primary School, our teachers use a range of school wide explicit teaching programs which include:

Enrolments at EPS  

  • Spelling Mastery (Year 3-6)
  • Jolly Phonics (Year K-2)
  • Jolly Grammar (Year PP-6)
  • Heggerty Phonemic Awareness (Year K-2)
  • Talk for Writing (Year K-6)
  • Reading Revival (Year 1-6)
  • Maths Mastery (Year 2-6)
  • Prime Mathematics (Year K-6)

Automatic Responses

We have just come through an educational era (OBE) in which it was not “cool” to teach automatic responses to students. As a result, students were disadvantaged when they were trying to do higher level study, particularly in maths. Our staff have drafted lists of what students are expected to know at the end of each year level. We will continue to review these lists over the next few years. Please give your teachers feedback on this initiative.