You are welcome to discuss your child’s progress any time at Rolling Hills Primary School.  The Getting to Know You interview, early in Term 1, is a wonderful opportunity for you to share information about your child's strengths and specific interests, so that teachers can pass on relevant enrichment programs as they become available.

Rolling Hills Primary School acknowledges that each student is unique and possesses unique characteristics. Within the broad aim of the school is the inherent philosophy that students should be encouraged to reach and stretch their potential. This philosophy recognises that different students may need different resourcing to enable them to reach their full potential.

Personalised learning at Rolling Hills is developed through literacy, numeracy and concept investigations.

 

Concepts being studied over two years include:
  • Term 1:  Identity/Community

  • Term 2: Change/Sustainability

  • Term 3: Discovery/Social Justice

  • Term 4: Connections/Creativity

 

Individual learning takes the form of:
  • Investigations in I-Time for students in Prep.

  • Personal Inquiries for students from Levels 1 - 6. 

More detailed information can be found on individual year level pages.

 

Inquiry learning in Prep

 

 

 

 

 

Inquiry Learning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visual Art is where students are given the opportunity to express themselves visually in a range of media including; drawing, painting, modeling, sewing, construction, collage and textiles.

We use a range of materials, tools, techniques and understandings to develop our own art works. We also explore art works by specific artists or art periods and recreate our own versions of these.

Students have one hour of Visual Art every week and where possible are given the opportunity to have their art work displayed in the community through competitions, shows and displays.

The focus of the Physical Education Program at Rolling Hills Primary School is to deliver a program of sequential skill development, promoting fun, fitness and a positive attitude to participation.  Students in all year levels participate in one hour Physical Education lessons each week, with an additional hour of Level Sport for Levels 3 - 6. 

Chinese (Mandarin) at RHPS is about learning communicative skills through fun, engaging and challenging activities.  Understanding Chinese culture and cultural diversity is also valued as an important part of our class learning.

We have a large, bright Chinese room. We have been developing learning spaces and a variety of learning resources including those to enhance ICT skills.  As part of our sister school relationship, we introduced a program called "Air Time" for students at Level 3 to Skype their Level 3 peers at Kunshan Experimental Primary School in China.  Our first communications were simple introductions and greetings.

 

The focus of the Performing Arts Program at Rolling Hills Primary School is to promote a passion for and enjoyment of and skill in the areas of drama, dance, singing and music. Students in all year levels participate in one hour Performing Arts sessions each week. Students also have the opportunity to participate in numerous extra-curricular programs and performance opportunities including:

Musical Productions

We hold a bi-annual music program.  In the odd year, students from Levels 3-6 present a major Musical Production and our Foundation - 2 students participate in a junior concert, which is in the theme of the musical being presented.  In the even year, we present a whole school concert.

The Little Mermaid Jnr imageIn 2019 we will be presenting a major Musical.  Levels 3 - 6 will be performing "The Little Mermaid Jnr" and Levels Prep - 2 will be performing a concert titled "Water Struck".

 

 

Thursday, 22nd August 2019

"The Little Mermaid", Senior Production (Levels 3 - 6)

Cast One, 7 - 8:30pm

 

Friday, 23rd August 2019

"Water Struck", Junior concert (Prep - 2)

"The Little Mermaid Jnr", Senior production (Levels 3 - 6)

Cast Two, 7 - 9pm

 

Student cast for "The Little Mermaid Jnr"

pdfCast List - The Little Mermaid Jnr

Excursions

Excursions and visting arts programs are offered 3-4 times per year to support the curriculum program at the time.  The curriculum foci alternates every second year and classroom teachers ensure that the excursions are relevent to the learning concepts.  Programs which have been successful at each level and are all-time favourites include:

Foundation

Melbourne Zoo, Emergency Services

Levels 1/2

Healesville Sanctuary, Creativity in a Healthy Kitchen, Just Like Me (Social Justice)

Level 3/4

Taskworks, Fizzics, Cosmodome, AFL 9s

Level 5/6

Scienceworks, Professor Maths, Team Building/Orienteering

A number of whole school programs are offered in conjunction with Inquiries and Investigations such as Starlab and Hands on Science.

 

Camps

Camping is considered to be a valuable part of Rolling Hills Primary School’s program. It is valued as an end in itself as it provides a certain unique set of values and opportunities that justify its inclusion in the curriculum. Camping provides each child with the opportunity to gain knowledge, experience and a sense of achievement through a variety of challenging situations in a non-school setting, while at the same time developing social skills, a sense of responsibility and independence.

Our program is progressive, allowing children to build confidence in their ability to be independent.

Level 1

Dinner and games at school.

Level 2

Combined dinner and designated activities

Level 3 and Level 4

Camp or Tour of 2 nights - Adanac, Mt Evelyn Recreational Camp

Level 5 and Level 6

Camp or Tour of 2 - 4 nights - Coonawarra, Phillip Island CYC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Camps for 2019:

 

Levels 3 & 4 - Mt Evelyn Recreational Camp

Monday 15th - Wednesday, 17th July

 

Levels 5 & 6 - Phillip Island CYC

Wednesday 11th - Friday 13th September

 

 

 

At Rolling Hills Primary School, Information & Communications technologies are an important educational tool, fully integrated across the school curriculum.  Children have access to the latest technology in all classrooms and in the Library.

Each room has access to Laptops or computers which are connected to both the school Intranet and the Internet. Each classroom utilises a range of tools and technology such as; digital cameras, laptops, tablets, interactive whiteboards, iPods and iPads.