Year 3 marks the first year of NAPLAN testing for the boys at Scotch College. Although there is no formal training, the school does ensure that the boys are well-prepared for the expectations and skill acquisition required to complete the literacy and numeracy assessment programme. Year 3 also marks the first year of musical instruments being taught across the year level where all students are encouraged to join ensemble groups. The students enquire into six units of inquiry which are; ‘who we are’ in relation to culture and national identity, ‘how we express ourselves’ through creating and responding to art, ‘how the world works’ through scientific principles associated with classification of observable feature, ‘sharing the planet’ which enquires into equal opportunities, ‘where we are in time and place’ an investigation into shared rights and responsibilities, and ‘how we organise ourselves’ through production and distribution processes.
Dean of Teaching and Learning - Junior School
The Dean of Teaching and Learning (JS) who is also the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP) Coordinator, collaborates with teachers to ensure the delivery of quality programmes to the students. All academic and assessment programmes, reporting and pedagogy applied in the classroom is the responsibility of the Dean, who has a sound knowledge of the PYP and Australian Curriculum. In addition to this role, Warwick is the Junior School Teacher Librarian.