Learning - 4. Specialist Classes

Specialist Classes at Craigieburn South Primary School

We offer a comprehensive and enriching specialist program for all students from Prep - Year 6. Students participate in Physical Education, LOTE – Italian, STEM (Yr 3-6), Science (P-2), ICT (P-2), Visual Arts and Media Arts.

 Specialist classes follow the CSPS Instructional Model that is based on the Gradual Release of Responsibility and the Workshop Model. This comprises of:

  • Orientation and Explicit Teaching – Explicit instruction, introducing a skill or idea as a whole class focus.
  • Independent Learning/Teacher Group – Students complete independent, differentiated and authentic tasks matched to the learning intention while the teacher takes small group focus sessions.
  • Review – Students reflect on the explicit learning intention and articulate their thinking and learning.