Learning & Teaching

Programs offered at Don Bosco Primary School

Social & Emotional Learning Programs

Bounce Back!

Bounce Back! is an award-winning wellbeing and resilience class-based program for children and offers practical strategies to help children function well at school and in life. It is a whole school program focusing on social and emotional learning. Bounce Back! promotes positive mental health, wellbeing and resilience for students within a safe and supportive class and school learning environment.

Buddy Program

The Buddy program involves each of our Grade Six students teaming with a Prep child who is in their first year of school. Students are involved in regular activities to enhance learning outcomes for the varied age groups. Our buddy program is designed to help our young students orientate themselves to the school and feel secure and welcome. The older buddies are keen to welcome and interest the younger students in a wide variety of fun activities and act as mentors and role models for them.

Seasons

The Seasons for Growth program is designed to assist our students in managing and understanding the effects of significant change, loss and grief in their lives. Using a set of well-crafted resources, and a ‘Companion’ who facilitates small peer groups, the program provides a safe and creative way to explore feelings, memories, loss and grief.

Specialist Learning Areas

Specialist curriculum programs offered to expand the learning opportunities of all students in line with the Victorian Curriculum are:

  • Ethics & Literature - Foundation-2

  • LOTE (French) - Grades 3-6

  • Music

  • Physical Education

  • Visual Art

Classrooms are supported in the areas of Numeracy and Literacy through:

  • EMU (Extending Mathematical Understandings)

  • Levelled Literacy Intervention