The Western Australian Curriculum is designed to develop successful learners, confident and creative individuals and active and informed citizens. It is presented as
a progression of learning from foundation to year 10 that makes clear to teachers, parents, students and others in the wider community what is to be taught, and the quality of learning expected of young people as they progress through school. In Years Pâ€“10 the Western Australian Curriculum supports the deepening of knowledge, understanding and skills in all eight learning areas. The curriculum continues to prepare students for civic, social and economic participation and personal health and well-being whilst providing increased opportunities for students
to make choices and specialise in learning of particular interest. At Tapping Primary School we are fully committed to implementing all aspects of theÂ Western Australian Curriculum.
At Tapping Primary School, the adoption of technology to enhance teaching, learning and management is a means to optimising student potential. The ability to locate,
analyse, synthesise and communicate appropriate information of good quality is an essential skill in todayâ€™s information-rich society. It is therefore important, to develop these skills in our students and staff. Technology is a tool for change, for learning, communication and collaboration. It can be integrated into all learning areas that allow the teacher to act as a facilitator in an environment of co-operative learning.
Currently we have a dynamic Technologies programme lead by an experienced full time Technologies teacher who works alongside staff to enhance the curriculum areas, to promote and experience the skills needed in the modern technological age and to increase student awareness of etiquette and protocols of working online.
With our growing student population, Tapping PS now has two computer labs, both able to accommodate a whole class, as well as between three and six computers in every class room along with 300 ipad devices for both students and staff. The school is committed to support and enhance research skills that students need to be equipped with in our ever changing world. Interactive Whiteboards are in every classroom in the school and teachers are involved in ongoing learning and staff collaboration to maximise the effectiveness of this valuable resource. We believe the interactive whiteboards are a tool to engage students when exploring a range of concepts in the classroom and linking thinking to the â€˜outside worldâ€™.
Tapping Primary School has developed a comprehensive and integrated approach to incorporate Technologies within the curriculum, with a committed group of leaders within the school dedicated to working side by side with staff and students in both junior and upper primary to ensure a focused approach to develop our ICT programme.