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New Gisborne Primary School provides a stimulating, varied and challenging curriculum based on the Victorian Curriculum Standards.


Our core curriculum comprises Literacy, Numeracy, Inquiry Learning and embedding Digital Technologies across all curriculum areas. 1:1 digital devices are used in Years 4-6 with shared devices in Foundation to Year 3. Each teacher is expected to provide a minimum of 10 hours per week of Literacy instruction and 5 hours in Numeracy.


Specialist and support programs include Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Literacy Support and Languages (Indonesian) for Foundation to Year 6 students. The school also runs a Kitchen Garden Program (Yr. 4), Foundation & Year 6 Buddy Program, Year 5 Peer Mediation and a whole school Positive Start Program each year.


Student participation in extra curricula programs is encouraged with staff promoting and operating programs such as Tournament of Minds, Energy Breakthrough, Maths Olympiad, Choir and various sporting activities outside of regular teaching hours. 

Special Needs Support

Our school employs teacher aides who work with and support a number of students with special needs. The aides cater for both funded and unfunded students and work closely with the classroom teachers to support their instructional program.


Literacy Support/Early Intervention

New Gisborne PS offers a Literacy Support Program that provides additional assistance for students in Foundation or Year 1. An experienced and specially trained literacy teacher works with individual children or small groups to deliver an explicit, needs based program.

The provision of a separate literacy support room ensures that students are able to master new skills in a structured and quiet environment.

Resources are varied with a wide range of books, software and games designed to address individual student’s needs and interests.

During literacy support, reading, writing, and speaking and listening are taught through the development of skills in

  • Phonological awareness

  • Concept and vocabulary development

  • Letters and sounds

  • Reading strategies

  • Comprehension strategies

  • Emphasis is placed on the student developing strategies necessary for effective, independent learning.

The Literacy Support teacher consults with parents, class teachers and other support staff to provide feedback about student progress and advice about future learning strategies.


Student Enrichment

There are a wide range of programs that enrich and extend students. In addition to those mentioned above, the school also offers camps, excursions, visiting performers, Performing Arts Concerts, Junior School Council, leadership opportunities as School Leaders and House Captains, G.A.T.E.WAYS and a myriad of other opportunities.

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