Teaching and learning


​Teaching and learning vision       

Our Vision for Teaching and Learning at Payne Road State School.

Our students are:

  • Leaders
  • Respectful with an understanding of rights and responsibilities to themselves, their community and environment
  • Creative
  • Thinkers
  • Resilient and brave
  • Confident to believe in themselves and be ready for high school
  • Self motivated – to be naturally curious and have a passion for learning
  • High academic achievers
  • Tolerant – responsive and friendly to others.

Our teachers:

  • Know and respond to our students – nurture students and communicate well as a team and with parents to support diverse student needs
  • Have a dedicated team approach where they readily share information and resources for the benefit of students.
  • Have a strong professional relationship with parents
  • Produce strong academic results
  • Add value to the rich home lives of our students
  • Value professional learning. 

Current priorities

  • Curriculum Framework aligned with Australian Curriculum
  • Implement Spelling program and Science program.  Develop draft English and MathsSchool programs aligned with Australian Curriculum
  • Engagement of students through a focus on Science and Technology
  • Maximising achievement in Writing and Spelling
  • Develop strategies to extend students in the early years.
  • Review School Assessment and Reporting Framework
  • Develop use of OneSchool for Planning, Timetabling, Assessment and Reporting
  • Develop strategies to assist students to monitor their own learning and to set goals for future learning
  • Provide opportunities for teachers to share expert teaching practice.  

Specialist Classes        

  • 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

Last reviewed 09 March 2022
Last updated 09 March 2022