About the webisode
This webisode was filmed in Port Lincoln, South Australia and shows the ways that preschools and schools in Port Lincoln are supporting the development and learning of students, particularly those with an Aboriginal background. Building relationships and trust with the children, students, families and community is a major theme in this webisode. This is achieved in different ways at each site.
At Port Lincoln Children's Centre, they focus on "making the children part of their family" and building the foundation to help students on their learning journey. It is about getting the families and students used to the learning environment and setting them up for their futures.
Port Lincoln Primary School constantly looks at ways to engage families in their student's learning journeys. They have different components to their programs including a community component where they invite community members to come into the school as well as taking the students out into the community.
Port Lincoln High School aims to make the school a desirable location to be at 9:00AM for all students and to get them involved in the programs provided by the school. The school has intensive, literacy and numeracy rich art programs which provide students with enterprise based skills. Students also have access to the SAASTA program, an Indigenous Ranger Cadetship and the Next Steps Initiative. At the school supporting families and parents/carers to feel a connection to the school is key.
At each of the sites in this webisode, it is about helping parents/carers and families feel more comfortable about coming into the school and becoming part of the learning community. The overall message is that learning is important and will help the students to set and accomplish goals throughout their lives.
About the Sites:
Port Lincoln Children's Centre
From the Children's Centre website:
The Port Lincoln Children’s Centre is a community based integrated centre with 21 childcare places and 32 preschool places. The centre is funded by the Federal and State Governments.
The centre has a long history of providing kindy (operating since November 22nd 1966) for the Aboriginal children of Port Lincoln. It was originally funded by “ Save the Children Fund”
Many local people will remember “Little kindy days” when their own children or even themselves attended.
Our current centre was opened in 1996 and was designed as an integrated service providing a kindy program for ATSI 3 yr old children and Childcare for children of working or studying parents.
Port Lincoln Primary School
From the school welcome letter:
The school offers a warm, friendly and secure environment where children can develop academically, socially and emotionally. This means the school is a place where thinking, trialling, problem solving and decision making are encouraged and supported.
Port Lincoln Primary School believes that everyone who attends the school has something special to offer.
Port Lincoln High School
From the School Website
Port Lincoln High School is a regional school which provides a broad curriculum ranging from traditional academic subjects delivered face to face to vocational education pathways including aquaculture and commercial cookery.
Port Lincoln High School pride itself on being an inclusive school where people from all walks of life irrespective of socio-economic, disability, religion, race or cultural background are provided with educational opportunities. Port Lincoln High School considers this diverse range of students as one of the school's strengths as diversity characterises the modern inclusive community Australia prides itself on. The high school welcomes all students and families to the school and looks forward to their contribution and successes in the school.
Recognition and eLearning Systems
Email: DECD.OnlineLearning [at] sa.gov.au