Florey Primary School works within the system guidelines which state that curriculum includes "all the learning experiences planned and organised by the school". It is concerned with "the moral, intellectual, emotional, physical and social development of the pupil".
Each child is considered as an individual, with needs that each teacher endeavours to meet as far as possible within the constraints of class sizes, teacher expertise and time. The programs are designed to enable children to achieve mastery in basic skills, while having enriching experiences in the creative arts and other cultural activities.
Florey Primary School has a concern for the development of a total curriculum which engenders the kind of relationships that foster harmony and peace. The principles of co-operative learning are used in a positive way so the child's self confidence is enhanced.
The school's programs are consistent with the ACT Department of Education policies, including those on sexism in education, multiculturalism and gifted and talented children.
The skills of information management need to be developed by all children. They are as basic to living in our information age as are literacy and numeracy skills. By developing the skills necessary to locate, use, organise, present and evaluate information effectively and efficiently, children become effective independent learners. They will be equipped to participate in decision making, to compete and be innovative in today’s complex information driven society.
The development of information skills at Florey Primary School is seen as a spiraling and on-going process, integral to all curricula. The skills are introduced in Kindergarten and are refined and extended as the student progresses and becomes increasingly independent.
Reporting and Assessment
Florey Primary School is committed to regular communication between teachers and parents about the on-going progress of children. Teachers are always willing to talk about and explain educational programs and to discuss children's individual progress or other matters of concern. Parents should not hesitate to contact the school or class teacher. The school keeps individual files on children which contain records and comments on progress and other relevant information and are available to parents.