Alawa Primary School provides programs and support to ensure that all students feel respected, cared for and have the opportunity to reach their academic potential.
Alawa Primary School promotes the ‘KidsMatter Primary’ program. KidsMatter is a national ,mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention initiative.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 community, to nurture happy, balanced kids.
Our school-based interventions provide students with experiences to strengthen their ability to cope with environmental stresses they may be growing up with and help them feel supported.
By implementing KidsMatter initiatives, students’ learning and emotional well-being can be improved.
For further information, visit the Kids Matter website.
Early years: Preschool, Transition and Year 1 & 2. This program recognises that young children come to us with varied but rich family experiences. Our strong emphasis on the development of the whole child builds upon the child's existing skills with play-based learning. In their classrooms, the children enjoy learning. Working independently in small groups and using the interactive whiteboards and portable devices such as iPads, the children solve the challenges given to them. As the children move from Transition to Year 1 the more formal learning commences.
Alawa Primary School is registered to participate in Sporting Schools, a new Australian Government Program starting from July 1 2015. Sporting Schools provides our students access to sports based activities before, during and after school hours.
The program is aimed to engage children in sport and other structured physical activities, and through a positive and fun experience, develop a love of sport that inspires them to join a local sporting club. The variety of dynamic sports and physical activities available range from table tennis, athletics, baseball, hockey, cricket, soccer and many more. The Alawa Primary School Sports Program is run each term from weeks 3-9.
As the program is Government funded there is no additional costs to families! Please contact the school for further information on the current Sporting Schools Program