FPS Learning

We need a curriculum of big questions and wonderings where children are developing the essential skills and knowledge to transfer through their life.

The school’s learning philosophy centres on inquiry. The act of learning is critical for our growth and development. From the moment we are born we make sense of our world by exploring, testing and evaluating. We learn through experience and our desire to create meaning through that experience. At Footscray Primary School we foster and develop that natural inclination to inquire and ask questions. Over the past few years we have focused on deepening the teachers’ knowledge of the inquiry process and connecting this to the instructional practices that have a high impact on student learning. This has become our instructional model.

From Classroom Instruction That Works: Research-based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement, 2nd ed. (p.xvi), by C. B. Dean, B., Stone, E. Hubbell, and H. Pitler © 2012 McREL International. Reprinted with permission.”

Footscray Primary School are a proud IB World School. International Baccalaureate® (IB) programmes aim to do more than other curricula by developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed. For more information on the IB programme, click here