Reading comprehension (including QAR)
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics focuses on the science of today and the future. WESS values being a creative, artistic school which will enrich STEM through the inclusion of The Arts, to provide opportunities for students to use multimedia, performance, and The Arts to develop their problem solving skills with curiosity and creativity across all areas.
Grow your own coaches
Student staff feedback PoLT
Feedback 4 learning project (F4L)
Feedback for differentiated learning (F4D)|
A model of providing planned feedback to students to enable them to set their individual SMART Learning Goals for improvement. Feedback from pre and post assessment will also be used by teachers to differentiate curriculum design.
Gifted Education Programs & GEMS
Healthy and active living|
Incorporates the new Health and Physical Education Curriculum, Active School Travel, Personal Skill Development, You Can Do It and school sporting program.
Dance & drama
Continue teaching Greek, French, Japanese, Chinese, and Adademic English (to bilingual students) from Year 4. Introduce Spanish from Year 4. Introduce coding, languages of computer programming.
Multimedia in the curriculum
Music @ WESS
Environmental sustainability & SEMP
The teaching of explicit reading comprehension skills through our consistent, structured weekly guided reading program and the Question Answer Relationship (QAR) framework.
Master planning of WESS
Teachers utilise a range of data types, from short term information gained from in-class unit related work and Diagnostic/Standardised tests and systemic data (NAPLAN). Curriculum data is used to inform 'Where to Next' and 'Closing the Gap' using in our Feedback for Differentiated Learning Model.