Ridgelands State School, as with all Education Queensland Schools, has aligned with the Australian Curriculum, through explicit delivery of the Curriculum into the Classroom (C2C) resources in the areas of Maths, English, Science, History and Geography.
These frameworks give greater clarity and direction to teachers around what is to be taught, assessed and reported to parents.
Explicit instruction is based on researched instructional principles associated with student learning and achievement. The components of this type of lesson are designed to make optimal use of instructional time, keep students engaged, and promote high rates of success through explicitness and scaffolding procedures. Explicit Instruction is a structured, systematic and effective methodology for teaching academic skills. It is a process to guide students through the learning with clear statements about the purpose and the rationale. It involves clear expectations and demonstrations of the instructional target, supported by feedback.
Phases of learning
Ridgelands State School caters for students in the Early (P-3) and Middle (4-7) phases of learning from Prep to grade 7. Where possible, classes are grouped to best suit curriculum delivery and to meet the phases of learning.
Homework provides students with opportunities to consolidate their classroom learning, pattern behaviour for lifelong learning beyond the classroom and involve family members in their learning. The setting of homework takes into account the need for students to have a balanced lifestyle. This includes sufficient time for family, recreation and cultural activities.
A copy of the school's homework policy (PDF, 29 KB) is available from the school at any time and clearly outlines the considerations and responsibilities of students, teachers and parents in regard to homework.