Primary Programme | Coomera Anglican College

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The Primary programme at Coomera Anglican College provides a curriculum that is founded on contemporary research while developing life-long learners who are active global citizens. The overarching philosophy is that the College, in the context of a Christian community, should seek to inspire students to learn, lead and serve as we strive for excellence together. The values, which are the foundation of Christian principles, underpin the leadership of the College so the students are well prepared to serve their families and the wider world. As a College that strives for excellence, we must understand that its role is not simply achieving high academic standards, but developing and nurturing the young hearts and minds entrusted to it.

During the Primary years our staff aim to continue to develop in children strong literacy and numeracy skills and excellent work habits and attitudes, while fostering a love of learning now and for the future.

Learning activities are planned with the awareness that each individual has their own particular learning style and their own special gifts which are extended to enable each child to reach their full potential. This is assisted by our in-class extension opportunities, Maths Mastery and Infinity and Beyond Group Programme.

Our Preparatory Programme has been established since the College’s inception and is the first year of the Primary curriculum. It is a full day, five days a week programme where children begin their formal academic studies. Children learn through all key learning areas, including: 

Subjects

English, Mathematics, Humanities and Social Science, Science and Religious and Values Education.  They also experience eLearning, Drama, Music and Visual Arts, Chinese and Physical Education with specialist teachers.

Sports

The Sport Programme is divided into four sections:

  • The Associated Private Schools (APS) Competition
  • House Competition
  • Prep - Year 3 Sport
  • Recreational/Non-APS Sport

Weekly Sport is a part of every student's life at Coomera Anglican College. Our major goals are centred on encouraging Participation for both competition and enjoyment, Maintaining an active lifestyle, building self-esteem and camaraderie, Promoting College and House spirit and Providing personal challenge and extension

Preparatory to Year 3 students participate in an organised sporting programme.  The main goal of this programme focuses on skills development; learning about various sports and developing a sense of fair play, support of each other and a love of sport and healthy lifestyle. Swimming lessons are compulsory from Prep to year 6 and offered as part of the curriculum in terms 1 and 4.

APS Sports (compulsory Years 4 - 12)

The APS Competition Season is held in Term 2 (Winter sports) and Term 4 (Summer Sports).
All students from Year 4 to Year 12 select a sporting preference for each season and if necessary, trials are held to determine team allocations.

Sports include Hockey, Netball (girls only), Rugby (boys only), Soccer, Volleyball, Touch Football, Water Polo, AFL, Football, Basketball, Softball (girls only), Tennis, Cricket (boys only), T-Ball (Primary), European Handball (Primary). The competition is held on a weekly basis during school time two terms of the year. In the other terms competition time is allocated for training in the sport for the upcoming season. During the competition terms, after school training once each week is compulsory. 

All students also compete in our annual College House Carnivals in Swimming (Term 1), Cross Country Run (Term 2) and Athletics (Term 3).

A range of opportunities is offered that help students develop the skills and attitudes they need to reach their full potential. For more information, visit the Athlete Development Programme.

Music

All students from Preparatory to Year 8 enjoy the benefits of Music classes held in our purpose built performing arts facility. For more information about our Music academy, performance ensembles and private lessons visit our Music Programme page.

Technology

All students from Pre-Prep to Year 12 use computers and other related technology on a daily basis. In addition to specialist elearning rooms, technology is available in all classrooms through a variety of means. Primary classrooms are fitted with electronic whiteboards and/or banks of laptops computers and iPads.

At Coomera Anglican College, we take Cyber safety seriously. We are proud to partner with Family Zone. Family Zone is a complete online cyber safety solution that protects your children at College, at home and when they are out and about. 
The College will be one of the first schools to take a whole of College approach making Family Zone available to our families from Preparatory to Year 12.  Family Zone will be available to all our families as part of your College fees

Health and Well-being

By using the language of Mind, Heart, Soul, and Strength we can focus on delivering an holistic approach to education that will give every student an opportunity to be active contributors to a flourishing global future. Education systems the world over are recognising the importance of building wellbeing into the curriculum and including opportunities for the development of character, resilience and Grit. 

Examples of our Mind, Heart, Soul, Strength framework in practice include working toward a Growth Mindset to help students bounce back from setbacks and to promote continuous learning. Growth mindsets also contribute to students’ sense of accomplishment.
Years, Prep - 3 are encouraged to be Bucket fillers. "Bucket fillers" are those of us who help without being asked, give thanks and compliments, and generally spread their love and good feelings to others. Showing kindness helps students build connections and positive relationships.

Year 6 student’s complete activities exploring the language of character strengths. This information is then used to provide opportunities for them to engage in activities that utilise these strengths. Through studies in leadership the students can apply their strengths in visible ways.
 
Mindfulness is used across all classes in the Primary Campus to promote reflection, and create an inner sense of calm within our students. When our students can improve their ability to be present in the moment, they improve their ability to be actively engaged in learning. 

At Coomera Anglican College, we understand that positive mental health and wellbeing is at the foundation of strong academic and overall performance. We aim to build in our students: resilience, self-awareness, self-regulation, resourcefulness, understanding,compassion, tolerance, self-confidence and a sense of belonging. As such, we deliver structured social-emotional learning programmes and provide personal development lessons for every year level. A focus on positive mental health is at the core of everything we do at the College.  We encourage our students to be kind, forgiving, thoughtful, generous, respectful young people who have a love of life and are community-minded.

Our College employs Psychologists to provide intervention and support to students in need of added care. Our Psychologists are able to support and guide families in their journey of attaining positive mental health in addition to collaborating with external service providers where required. On our Senior Campus, students are able to self-refer to access confidential counselling support.