Teaching & Learning

Our curriculum is set by the Victorian Department of Education and we follow the Victorian Curriculum. Our students study English (Reading and Viewing, Writing and Speaking and Listening) for 2 hours a day and Mathematics for 1 hour each day.

We employ a music teacher (Captain Pete) once a fortnight for a three hour session. Students have access to instruments, such as, drums, guitars, keyboard, clarinet and glockenspiel. Pete has written his own drama production. The students are working hard preparing for the performance that will be conducted in term 4.

Students at the school have the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of sports and competitions. We are involved in many different competition with other cluster schools, such as, the NERSSA athletic sports, swimming carnivals, cross country, kanga cricket, tennis and t-ball competition. We have a huge emphasis on ‘keeping healthy and active’ and our students have 5 lessons a week of physical activity. We are an active participant in the Sporting Schools Program. We utilise this to provide students with sporting opportunities they may not readily have access to.

Our students currently study Indonesian as a second language as a whole school, once a week. We have a specialist language teacher, Ibu Tuti who teaches the students the language, about the culture and also Indonesian cooking.

Technology is a huge part of today’s society and will continue to be in the decades to come. Our students have access to a huge range of technology, such as, I-Pads, Spheros, robotics, two interactive whiteboards, a computer for every student, iPads, cameras and flip cameras. We are committed to allowing our students access to the latest technology and teaching them to be cyber smart through the ‘esmart program’.

At the school we pride ourselves in establishing sustainable practices and teaching our students about sustainability. At the school we have our own vegetable garden and chickens. These provide us with great produce (lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, herbs and eggs) that we use during our cooking lessons and also for students and families to take home. We also use our food scraps from school and home to feed the chickens.

At Talgarno Primary we are a sun smart school and follow the education department guidelines. Students are required to wear a broad brimmed hat from September to the end of April.