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Shalom Junior Campus is committed to providing a holistic education that focuses on a Christian Education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
The school delivers a diverse curriculum designed to meet the academic, social, cultural, emotional and creative needs of the individual child. Within this curriculum there is a very clear focus on literacy and numeracy.
All students study the following common subjects from the Australian Curriculum called Learning Areas (LAs): English, Mathematics, Science, History and Geography, The Arts, Health and Physical Education, Civics and Citizenship and Technology.
Literacy skills are developed using approaches that scaffold and support students' understanding of Standard Australian English as an additional language or dialect EAL/D. Our comprehensive Literacy program includes programs such as Guided Reading, Jolly Phonics Program, Accelerated Literacy and Direct Instruction.
The Prep education program provides students with firm foundations. The program provides a holistic approach to the development of each child - spiritually, academically, socially, physically and emotionally. We aim to provide a challenging and stimulating environment where different learning styles are catered for through well-planned, developmentally appropriate and sequential learning opportunities.
KidsMatter Primary is a mental health and wellbeing framework for primary schools and is proven to make a positive difference to the lives of Australian children. KidsMatter Primary provides the proven methods, tools and support to help schools work with parents and carers, health services and the wider commumity, to nurture happy, balanced kids.
The aim for the KidsMatter program at Shalom Christian college is:
The college has introduced a School Wide Positive Behaviour Support Program called The Shalom Way. The Shalom Way is a whole-school framework which helps create positive learning environments. This is achieved by developing proactive systems to define, teach, and support appropriate student behaviours. Teaching the Shalom Way during classes is of importance: discussing how we can show respect, what our responsibilities are and what our rights are in different environments around the school.
Quality teaching is a crucial factor in improving education outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
The Bandscales for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Learners is a resource used throughout Shalom Christian College as it supports quality teaching and the implementation of the Australian Professional Standards: