Our Vision for Teaching and Learning at Payne Road State School.
PE & SPORT While all year levels at PRSS take place in PE, Inter-school Sport is offered on Fridays to Year 5 & 6’s during our school terms (sports offered are seasonal - for example: Touch Football, Soccer & Netball). PRSS has various sport carnivals during the year including Cross Country, Sprints Carnival, Junior & Senior Sport Carnivals and a Swimming Carnival (Yr3-6). There are District and Regional opportunities in all these sports on a team and individual level.
ART is a part of the curriculum at PRSS with Specialist Art Classes taking place one day a week for students in Year 1 to 4. Prep and Year 5 & 6 take Art with their classroom teacher.
MUSIC is a part of the curriculum at PRSS with Specialist Music Classes taking place one day a week for students of all year levels. RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION is offered to those that opt in and is offered during the week for Years 2 to 6. PRSS has a Chaplain two days a week to provide a listening ear and a caring presence for our students. Chappy Games is a lunch time initiative for all year groups run by the Chaplain in which kids can play board games, do puzzles & have fun.
LOTE (CHINESE) is a part of the curriculum at PRSS and takes place one day a week for students in Years 5 & 6.
LIBRARY classes and book borrowing is offered to all year levels every week.
SWIMMING All year levels do a term of swimming lessons every year.
EXTENSIONS & COMPETITIONS Various subject extensions are offered by the high school to Year 6 students during the year. Other PRSS opportunities offered are: Environmental Leaders Workshop, Young Writers (Yr6), Opti-MINDS (Yr5&6), Gateways Gifted (Yr1-6) and ICAS Testing (Yr3-6). External competitions such as Spelling & maths may also be offered during the year.
INCLUSIVE EDUCATION Our Learning Support program caters for students from Year One to Year 6 and our Special Education Program caters for students from Prep to Year 6