Learning For Tomorrow
Our Learning Environment
Primary school is where the journey begins; the start of thirteen years of formalised education. Because learning begins the day a child is born, by the time they arrive at school they already have a wealth of knowledge and understandings in place. Our primary education program at Macksville Adventist School builds on this knowledge base and assists students to establish connections between what they know and experience and what they will discover in the classroom.
We maintain small classes so that teachers can get to know the individual needs of each child. Building on a solid foundation in literacy and numeracy we enable all of our students to discover and develop their special gifts and talents.
Our qualified and experienced teachers recognise that each child learns at a different rate and in a variety of different ways, and are therefore able to facilitate learning so that each child reaches their full potential in their own time.
Key Learning Areas
Our program is distinct; it is tailored to meet the need of individual students. Where needed, one-on-one tutoring is available, and our multi-grade classrooms allow for extending talented students.
Whilst our approach to education is a holistic one, when it comes to academics, our emphasis is on our students achieving their personal best.
We provide a thorough grounding in key learning areas and offer a challenging curriculum that gives our students an excellent educational basis to build upon.
Our Key Learning Areas (KLAs) are:
- Science and Technology
- Human Society and its Environment
- Creative and Practical Arts
- Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
Our sports program incorporates both health and sport.
Physical Education (PE) is timetabled three times a week for a period of 20 minutes each session. During this time, students are provided with the opportunity to learn and develop basic skills such as kicking and catching.
Health envelopes the theoretical component of the sport program where students learn the principles of a balanced lifestyle and healthy eating.
Our students are given the opportunity to participate in swimming, athletics and cross-country carnivals with students from other Adventist schools along the mid north coast of NSW.
As a Christian school we devote time to worship, learning about God and studying the Bible. Children are involved in Bible classes, hear regular Bible stories, and are involved in a weekly chapel service. Worship is a core component of education at Macksville Adventist School and all students are encouraged to have a relationship with Jesus. Through our worship and chapel programs, we aim to help the families at our school raise responsible, mature and well-rounded children with a balance to their lives.
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