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Teaching & Learning

  
At Mareeba State School, we believe that every child can learn and will achieve.
Our school implements the Australian Curriculum in English, Mathematics, History, Geography and Science through Curriculum into the Classroom (C2C) units across all year levels - Prep to Year 6

Our teachers implement an Explicit Teaching Model of Instruction that follows an ‘I do, we do, you do’ process. This research-based model includes all the critical elements of successful learning experiences.
 
•I Do ……………..modelling and demonstration
 
•We Do …………shared practice, coaching, collaborating, practice and sharing
 
•You Do …………individual practice
 
Every teacher at Mareeba State School implements daily consolidation sessions as a teaching practice.  Students learn essential skills (through flashcards, rote-learning and chanting) and practise applying these skills to ensure they are consolidated into each student’s long-term memory.
 
Foundation programs of Spelling Mastery, Stars & Cars (comprehension) and JEMMS/EMMS (mathematics) are also employed across the school to ensure consistency and shared practice.
 
       •Spelling Mastery                                  Year 1 – Year 6  
 
  •Stars & Cars (Comprehension)           Prep – Year 6
 
     •JEMMS/EMMS (Mathematics)          Year 1 – Year 6
 
Reading is an identified priority area at Mareeba State School.  Reading groups are an essential part of our successful reading program throughout the whole school. Teacher Aides assist in every year level to ensure students are reading and achieving success.