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Literacy and Numeracy

Currimundi Primary School provides students with enrichment programs in literacy and numeracy.

Literacy

Students participate in literacy groups several times throughout the week. Students are organised into small groups according to their instructional level. This allows the teacher to focus on extending the students according to their current learning ability.

Resources have been purchased to ensure students are provided with high quality literature. Human resources have also been specifically targeted for this program. A teacher, Support Teacher: Literacy/Numeracy and teacher aides work in the classroom together to allow more personalised learning and smaller learning groups.

Prep begin literacy groups in Term 2. Students also commence a sight words program. Students that are developmentally ready are provided with words suited to their ability level.

Numeracy

Year 3 and 5 students are intensively supported in numeracy intervention or extension groups in Semester 1. The Head of Curriculum, Support Teacher: Literacy/Numeracy and teacher aides are timetabled on numeracy groups. Students are placed in a numeracy group based on pre-test data and their current report card result. This approach assists student to prepare for NAPLAN and familiarise themselves with the format style of NAPLAN.

Year 2, 4 and 6 students are intensively supported in numeracy groups in Semester 2.

Surfing Excellence     

The Curra Primary Surfing Series kicked off in 2000 with interschool events involving a number of local primary schools. All events were held before school. All coaching was also done before school with a strong parent drive for a school based program to promote the sport.

With the introduction of the school vision statement came the inception of the school surfing excellence program and the flow on was obviously the school run surfing events. These include: the Joel Parkinson Curra Grom Comp and the highly successful Beach Carnival of which surfing and bodyboarding are part. Currimundi Primary School conducted the inaugural Currimundi Beach Carnival in 2003. This has become an annual event.

Currimundi Primary School’s former student Joel Parkinson has put his name to the events and is also a strong supporter and Patron of our Surfing Excellence Program. Currimundi’s Physical Education teacher, Michael Chamberlain, has worked closely with Joel and North Caloundra Surf School coach Russell Hoffman to develop a surfing program that is inclusive with the school’s curriculum and links with the Currimundi Primary School vision, "Riding the Waves to Success".

The program has attracted interest from other local schools and has now grown to the stage where primary schools from all over the Sunshine Coast have combined to introduce the Coastal District Primary Schools Surfing Series.