The school community members at Lonsdale Heights currently benefit from relatively small class sizes. In the delivery of curriculum this has obvious benefits. Further the overall size of the school allows for the development of meaningful relationships across year levels and between all staff and students. This focus on reciprocal relationships, based on our shared values ensures day to day accountability for both student behaviour and learning.
Learning and Programs
While all learning area (subjects) are catered for, music in particular has a strong focus at Lonsdale Heights Primary.
Our current program is comprised of: Whole school Singing * Guitar Club * Class music lessons * Keyboard * Percussion.
All classes are equipped with interactive whiteboards. These facilities provide the opportunity for classes to participate in a
wide range of interactive experiences on any given topic.
Our large library and excellent IT facilities enable our students to participate in resourced based and information technology learning in a comfortable environment.
Our shaded playgrounds and Gym provide safe venues for physical education opportunities.
Assessment and Reporting
In accordance with DECD’s policy, all staff present to Parents/Caregivers twice a year a written report covering all areas of study from the South Australian Curriculum and Accountability Framework (SACSA) – a Mid Year and end of year report. Students are graded from A to E in all learning areas, C meaning they are operating at their year level.
Parents/caregivers and students in years 3, 5 and 7 receive an additional report on aspects of literacy & numeracy demonstrated in the basic skills test that occurs in Term 2.
Reporting about student learning happens both informally and formally.